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Unread 09-07-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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Question Vanguard 18HP Engine???

So my engine took a crap on me. It looks like either the rod cracked, or something internal like that. I am needing to either rebuild it, or replace it. Anyone know of a place to buy new or rebuilt for a good price? Or anyone rebuilt theirs? How much did it cost you with new rods, pistons, etc.? All help is appreciated.
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Unread 09-14-2012, 06:54 AM   #2
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Your 18 hp took a crap? If so, check with Tom at CPP for a rebuild. If it was the stock engine that died, check out CPP's big blocks!

>>http://www.cartpartsplus.com/

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Unread 09-14-2012, 09:23 AM   #3
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It was my Briggs 18Hp Vanny. I still gotta get time to tear it apart.
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Rebuild it,The parts are very reasonable.I've seen complete overhaul-kits for my Opposed-Twin for under $200.
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Rebuild it,The parts are very reasonable.I've seen complete overhaul-kits for my Opposed-Twin for under $200.
Where?!?!?!? I keep seeing between $300-400 on ebay.
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Rebuild it,The parts are very reasonable.I've seen complete overhaul-kits for my Opposed-Twin for under $200.
dano thats the price for a flathead opposed twin 3-400 is about right for yours tho......
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dano thats the price for a flathead opposed twin 3-400 is about right for yours tho......
Doh! I thought I could get a deal. Lol. I may just buy a new one so I can get a 3 year warranty.
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I know the Opposed are cheaper,but even if you spent $500-$700,its' still cheaper than a new replacement or buying another used motor,just to have it end up needing a rebuild too.
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yeah just rebuild it if your run your cam in it it void the warranty anyway
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So my engine took a crap on me. It looks like either the rod cracked, or something internal like that. I am needing to either rebuild it, or replace it. Anyone know of a place to buy new or rebuilt for a good price? Or anyone rebuilt theirs? How much did it cost you with new rods, pistons, etc.? All help is appreciated.
You better open it up first, if the piston skirts are messed up you'll have to
go a different route.

There ain't much room in those for flying shrapnel, but you might have a good surprise too.. might be something simple..
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