I'm a hobby gardener living in Germany. Love my lawn.
Unfortunately, the Suffolk A114 engine of my Atco Commodore is out of order.
With some luck, I can make it run for a short time. But, with any ignition the engine "spits" oil (coming out of the engine) and the plug gets badly soiled.
I did show this engine to my mechanical but, he doesn't want to do the job. He said that such an old engine will make trouble all the time.
Well, what are my options now?
I'm just an office worker; don't have much experience with engine repair.
Do you think you can guide me through this renovation project via forum?
The engine is not too complicated, is it?
How much time & cost do you estimate?
What about a new engine?
Suffolk doesn't exist anymore but, are there some New Old Stock engines out there?
Or, may I use a replacement engine of an other company? I'm thinking of the Kawasaki FJ-100 which they use for the Atco Balmoral & Allett Kensington.
Does this engine fit?