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Last summer/fall I had the K321 in my 224 overhauled, it ended up being one of those deals where by the time you realize that it's not worth fixing we where beyond the point of turning back. LOL Anyhow, the bore was already .030 over and had enough wear that I told the mechanic to have it sleeved. Six months later, my mechanic took the block to the machine shop in June, when they got it done my mechanic got the bill and blew a gasket! :shock: The shop had charged $200, I'm not sure if that was just for the bore and sleeve job or if that included turning the crank. My mech was so mad when I talked to him on the phone I figured when I picked up the tractor it was better to not even bring the subject up.LOL

Do you guys think that was a fair price, or out of line? I've never had an engine sleeved before so I have no clue.




edited for typo's :lol:
 

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Like I said, I really don't have a clue if the price for the machining was fair but my mechanic thought it was outrageous. By the time we finished the total cost was just short of $900. It didn't help that some time in this motors previous life some rocket scientist decided that rather than fix what ever was wrong with the compression release it would be easier to weld the fly weights. :twisted:

The plan is for this tractor to last me for twenty years or so. The motor doesn't smoke or knock any more so I'm satisfied.
 

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If you have a 20 year plan I would say it was a sound investment.
The motor should last that long with good maintenance.
 

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ByCo and NutCase, both of you have engines returning from the machine shop. What are you doing for Paint? Are you painting the engines with anything special or even powdercoating?

-Loco
 
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