Has anyone every have the need to replace the gas engine on their log splitter? I won't go into the details of why I need to replace it, but the model I got is no longer available. It's just a 5.5 HP B& S Quantum engine with a 7/8" dia x 1-13/16 L shaft and a mechanical governor. I contacted B&S Customer Service and they referred me to their 'Expert'. His suggestion was a 6.75 HP engine that’s twice the cost of other 5.5 HP engines I've seen online. He also said I would have to swap out the crank shaft from the old one. Didn't make much sense to be.
Is there any difference in motors for splitters and say a lawnmower using the same HP/shaft? I guess besides HP, the only other important factor is the no-load max rpms. So you don't burn up the Hydralic pump.
Last edited by djg; 02-02-2014 at 02:05 PM.