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Posted November 14, 2012 - 03:02 PM

A friend of a friend brought me a Bolens 1455 that he wanted overhauled. Said it burned a quart of oil an hour. Tore it down, rod bearing shot, bore grooved badly, lots of loose fasteners and missing/damaged gaskets. Was inspecting the parts today and found out the bottom of the cylinder jug is cracked. I was planning on having it sleeved but what to do about this crack? Is it a common problem? Anybody have another jug? It is a Wisconsin S14D. Anywhere you guys recommend to get parts? Oh yeah, and that screw in the bottom of the bore in the picture is a missing screw from the air cleaner. It was in the intake valve chest.
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Posted November 14, 2012 - 04:57 PM

Ouch that Jug is hurt.Looks like someone had it apart before and over tightened it a bit.

Our site sponsors BHTS http://store.bobsgar...rmation/contact or Joes Outdoor Power http://stores.ebay.c...s-Outdoor-Power may have one.

Was looking at the S12d and S14d jug specs and they're totally different.So using a 12hp jug and having it bored is out of the question unless you have the head reground for bigger valve seats.The valves are alot bigger in the S14.They're the same for the S10d and S12d.

S12D is 3 1/2 bore and S14D is 3 3/4 bore.

Here's manuals for all the Wisconsin engines.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 08:49 PM

Thats pretty ... Ugly if i were you i would look for another S14D or maybe a Ane-l ? or a Re-power Dr bolens is probably would be shaking his head at me :P

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 09:16 PM

As much as I'm all for keeping things original I think you would be better off retiring this engine and look for another S14D as a replacement.
Having to get a new block,Rod,Rings ect. is going to add up to some big bucks.