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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have 8.5 hp &S "L" engine. I need to replace, but OHV

Customer Question

I have 8.5 hp B&S "L" engine. I need to replace, but OHV engine does not fit my application. I can only have about 1 1/2" clear at the back of the "L" engine for clearance. Back of engine is where oil drain plug is located. Any suggestions? Thank you. Larry
JA: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?
Customer: Mid 90's. 196702 model
JA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: NO problems now. Just looking for another engine to fit application.
JA: Anything else you want the engine expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

What is application and what is the full model number of the engine? 196702-????-??

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Portable drill rig. Worm gear and feed screw is just beyond the 1 1/2".
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I am open to any other manufacturer. Honda, B&S, Kohler, Tecumseh, Kawasaki
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Any ideas?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Are you there?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

No, I was looking at short block. I will opt out, and see if anyone else can help. Here is link, to company that could help with a replacement. Please do not respond to me, or it will lock the question. Sorry.