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#1 rowder OFFLINE  

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 07:33 PM

hi guys , my john deere 285 isn't in bad shape it uses a little oil . so the other day I got to thinking if I ever decide to put a new engine in it what would it cost , so I looked it up {WOW} talk about expensive so heres my question ,has anyone ever repowered one of these . thanks guys

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 08:16 PM

Uses a little oil? Any other issues?

A 2nd 285 in the shed would be cheaper than a new engine.
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Posted July 01, 2013 - 08:36 PM

no its a great mower has a lot of power , when I bough this years ago I really wanted a bolens or a simplicity , im just not a john deere man , but you could be right one for parts wouldn't be a bad idea , thanks



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 08:39 PM

Sometimes a rebuild is well worth the consideration.  You will learn a lot about engines and end up with a machine you can justly be proud of. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted July 01, 2013 - 08:49 PM

the great thing about this is itputs me in touch with my options , that's another way I could go , thanks




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