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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:17 AM

Chris, what HP was the Clone, and what was it branded as? I just got a 13 HP Predator for my Springfield 12 HP tractor overhaul.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:21 AM

Chris, what HP was the Clone, and what was it branded as? I just got a 13 HP Predator for my Springfield 12 HP tractor overhaul.

that is the same engine, they are both Chinese Lifan engines, they just keep changing the names (honda not to happy with them) Mines a lifan 13hp electric start, I replaced everything on it with honda 13hp replacements
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:23 AM

that is the same engine, they are both Chinese Lifan engines, they just keep changing the names (honda not to happy with them) Mines a lifan 13hp electric start, I replaced everything on it with honda 13hp replacements

I forgot to add did you get the coupon for the free bag of rice with yours? :bigrofl:
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:26 AM

I forgot to add did you get the coupon for the free bag of rice with yours? :bigrofl:

That's a good one, Chris!
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:28 AM

Don't get me wrong they are good engines, just make sure you do the valve lash adjustments at regular intervals. I got mine on a 175 psi 25 cfm compressor that I found on CL, I am happy as I can sand blast all day and never have to stop ( only to refill)

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:28 AM

Chris, Thanks, I will monitor the bolts/screws during use. I did not get rice with mine, it was a new engine I traded for. As for name changing I can't figure out anything but that the parts interchange with Honda, and when the Predator goes, I will buy a stripped Honda and bolt the clone parts on it lol.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:32 AM

That's a good one, Chris!

My old Boss from a grain store I worked at longgg ago works at TS now, I was there last week talking to her next to the snowblowers, I said hey Donna do these come with a free bag of rice? she said what do you mean? I said well there made in China. she was like no there not there MTD! I said thats were they are made now, China. It was funny.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:36 AM

Chris, Thanks, I will monitor the bolts/screws during use. I did not get rice with mine, it was a new engine I traded for. As for name changing I can't figure out anything but that the parts interchange with Honda, and when the Predator goes, I will buy a stripped Honda and bolt the clone parts on it lol.

Being new you should not have the same problem, You only get that if someone took it apart before (as they use thread locker when built) or rice glue i'm not sure. I have tested every part out there, everything is same as honda.heck a new carb is only $20 with gasket and shipping!But again if you buy a carb take the bowl off and dump out the rice. :p
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:37 AM

That's the sad part, most folks haven't a clue where things are made anymore.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:40 AM

I figured new was good. Sad thing is I'm gonna be the one to take some things off, have to modify the air cleaner and the exhaust to fit the tractor lol. It was just scary that the shaft size and height was identical to the frozen Kohler I am taking off the tractor (1" shaft, 5.25" to top of frame)

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:40 AM

That's the sad part, most folks haven't a clue where things are made anymore.

No one knows better than me lol. 2 companies in a row that I worked for moved to China.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:41 AM

That's the sad part, most folks haven't a clue where things are made anymore.


Just bought a bearing for my Peerless 2300. The original was Japan, the new one that cross references.. is China. Good thing this is a slow speed application..

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:42 AM

I figured new was good. Sad thing is I'm gonna be the one to take some things off, have to modify the air cleaner and the exhaust to fit the tractor lol. It was just scary that the shaft size and height was identical to the frozen Kohler I am taking off the tractor (1" shaft, 5.25" to top of frame)

Just use blue thread locker on it (NEVER RED) and you will never have a problem!
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:53 AM

Just bought a bearing for my Peerless 2300. The original was Japan, the new one that cross references.. is China. Good thing this is a slow speed application..

Oh I know what you mean, Rice Balls in the bearings break up @ 2000 RPM :blink: at least the Japan ones have Sushi balls , there soft and don't break apart as easy. But they will flake if heated to 350 deg for 10 minutes :laughingteeth:
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 04:00 AM

LOL Chris. I don't know where you come up with this stuff, but you are full of it lol.
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