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Lifan 9hp engine and ws201 interpump

Davycrocket

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Cumbria
Evening fellas 

My p/w engine has died so I'm looking to replace but with a smaller, lighter engine and I'm looking at dropping from 11hp to 9hp as I struggle with the weight of the machine as it currently is.

So, I have 3 questions 

Are the lifan engines ok ? Not looking at spending a lot.

And

Wiill the ws201 interpump and reduction gearbox work on the less powerful engine?   If so will the pump still require a tank to draw 15 ltrs of water from oŕ  does water usage drop with less rpm  ? ( I think water usage will remain the same)

P/w will only be used on fsg with an extending pole setup.

Cheers in advance 

 

ched999uk

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Lancashire
Is it not worth rebuilding the engine you have or is it just too heavy? How much weight do you think you will save with a 9hp engine?

I would guess, and it is a guess, that 9 hp will just be like running your 12hp on 2/3 throttle.

 

Davycrocket

Member
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Location
Cumbria
Is it not worth rebuilding the engine you have or is it just too heavy? How much weight do you think you will save with a 9hp engine?

I would guess, and it is a guess, that 9 hp will just be like running your 12hp on 2/3 throttle.
Thanks for the reply

It's a kohler ch11 currently which is a bloody big lump of a thing, not sure on its weight but I can't lift it off the ground, perhaps 7hp would do the job but I'm not technically minded enough to know unfortunately.

 
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