I'm interested in rebuilding an engine that I could later use but most of all for the experience and education. I found this engine locally on CL and I'm wondering what a fair price would be for it (if this isn't already a fair price)? Cost of rebuilding this type of engine may be a factor that I haven't considered yet so I throw it out to you for your thoughts. Thanks.
The listing states:
Kohler KT17 KT-17 Engine from John Deere 317 - $50 (Augusta)
I have a complete Kohler KT17 opposed twin cylinder 17 hp horizontal shaft engine that I removed from my John Deere 317 tractor. The engine was running fine, with no knocks or noises, and no smoke, but the thing was leaking oil all over the place. I removed it and completely disassembled it with the intention of putting a gasket and seal set in it and putting it back in the tractor. But I sold the tractor chassis. So now I have no use for the engine. It's all in a big plastic tote. It's complete with all the nuts and bolts. Just the ignition coil itself is worth twice what I'm asking. For $50 and a gasket set, someone can have a nice engine. This engine does not use an oil filter. It is the "splash lube" style engine.
I don't see a carb in the picture but it may be on the left hand side of the pic below near the middle. Is it? Thanks again.
Edited by Moosetales, March 15, 2013 - 06:25 PM.