Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
There are no easy swaps! Wiring issues and linkages . But it can be done. Just need to verify the crankshaft size , as that is the part that has to be correct. Everything else can be adapted. But that said, your Kohler was a 20 hp engine and you want to go with less horsepower. with the Briggs 17.5 ?
$500 for Briggs. How much for Kohler? What is the full Kohler model number SV600-????
I saw two Kohler SV600 for less than 800.
What happened to yours? I see many Kohlers that run without problems Just keep oil in them and service regularly.