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Kohler question.

I bought a country clipper jazzy one from a guy for $100. It has a blown kohler 17 h.p. courage engine. I can get a 20 h.p. Koehler to replace the 17 but I'm not sure if it would work. (Mounting, shaft size, and wiring).

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Best bet would be to pull the model number from your specific blown engine and figure out the shaft size etc. or just look at it and measure the dimensions. You'll have to know the specs on the specific model engine that you want to replace it with, because these things come in many, many variations for the same power output. The mounting pattern will probably be similar, and if not, drilling holes is easy. Wiring is also doable if you have a diagram for the mower and one for the replacement engine, but you may have to spend some time figuring out what hooks up to what. Shaft size is the most critical thing, but it's also easy to determine.

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I bought a country clipper jazzy one from a guy for $100. It has a blown kohler 17 h.p. courage engine. I can get a 20 h.p. Koehler to replace the 17 but I'm not sure if it would work. (Mounting, shaft size, and wiring).

Asking the experts for advice. Thanks!
double check shaft sizes but those should be the same shafts and my rule of thumb is there are never any issues going higher hp then oem, yet if you go lower it cant be more then 10% lower.

so for example, if you have a 17 the lowest you can go and expect it to work ok is a 15.5, but if you had a 20 you could go down to an 18

all that said i avoid doing it if i cant go bigger unless im all out of any other options

overpowering it is never an issue but under powering it can be

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