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#1 DZG OFFLINE  

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Posted August 21, 2016 - 07:43 AM

Question, i got a 2005 or 6 1042 cub cadet with a Single cylinder courage (cracked block, still runs but idk for how long), i can get a smokin deal on a 20hp command Vtwin that needs coils, my question...how big of a pain would it be to swap them over?

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Posted August 21, 2016 - 08:25 AM

If I may ask where did it crack. I have seen two that cracked in same place up top at the closure plate bolts. My experience with changing out engines are these issues

1 - crank shaft size  

2 - charging system if equipped with electric PTO

3 - throttle cable

4 - exhaust and muffler 



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Posted August 21, 2016 - 08:50 AM

Thats where mine cracked, from the flange down between the bolts and down the front of the block a couple inches from the cooling fins. I jbwelded it, and it seems to be holding, but it leaks a considerable amount of oil. Im just waiting for the day it catostrohpicaly comes apart. Maybe i should mount a go pro under the hood for that fateful day. Lol.

I was hoping being both kohlers it would be close to bolt in, it does have an electric pto, throttle linkage and exhaust dont worry me to much

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Posted August 21, 2016 - 09:13 AM

I think you can make it fit. The Command is a much better engine than the Courage.


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Posted August 21, 2016 - 09:26 AM

I have a 20 h.p. Courage with over 300 hours on a ztr, I worry about it, but knock on wood, it just keeps going.



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Posted August 21, 2016 - 09:56 AM

I mite jump on it, worse case ill sell it to one of you guys :)

Mine cracked at 480 hours, i got the thing for free, put a compression release in it, first time oot it cracked.

I hope the 7000 series is better, thats whats on my RZT

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Posted August 21, 2016 - 11:46 AM

I mite jump on it, worse case ill sell it to one of you guys :)

Mine cracked at 480 hours, i got the thing for free, put a compression release in it, first time oot it cracked.

I hope the 7000 series is better, thats whats on my RZT

I agree hope the 7000 series is an improvement over the Courage. Seems to be the single Courage that has the problem with the blocks cracking. It should have been a recall by Kohler.


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Posted August 21, 2016 - 12:51 PM

I mow commercially with mine (well, if you can call it that i put 5-7 hrs on the mower most weeks) but so far its performed flawlessly. It seems to have alot of power, me and my buddy (who mows with me) mowed a place with big thick tall weeds, my 24hp bogged out alot less then his 26hp command did, both spinning 54in decks.

Of course mine had 10hrs, his 500 and some....but still :)




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