Will It Run With Less Parts? Riding Mower That Engine Blew Apart.

we got this toro riding mower for free due to an engine failure. the last video we tore it down to find out why? in this video lets put it back together missing half the crank shaft and see what happens,


  1. Dale Brames

    Dale Brames

    10 timmar sedan

    Was not one of kohlers better ideas. They nicknamed it the bucket engine. Had a lot of problems with bolts on cover coming loose and in turn cracking the block. Hoping to see you push it out and run wide open till it kabooms big time

  2. Borgluvr


    2 dagar sedan

    Sell it to a woman.

  3. simon smith

    simon smith

    9 dagar sedan

    22.42...."don't wanna put it in the wrong hole" lol said that before lol

  4. Tony Melendez

    Tony Melendez

    19 dagar sedan

    Only mustie can take half the internal parts out of an engine and make it run like it’s new

  5. caleb carinci

    caleb carinci

    19 dagar sedan

    Rev it wide open and drain the oil

  6. Work Phone

    Work Phone

    25 dagar sedan

    Put a Kohler or Honda engine in it

  7. ThePoolboy789


    27 dagar sedan

    covert it to hand throttle and send it lol

  8. Mickey Mishra

    Mickey Mishra

    Månad sedan

    Jeremy Clarkson was right that most things made in America are really only made to last about 3 years especially the cars. one thing that I do to almost all my outdoor equipment is switch it over to propane. Not only does the oil last longer but you typically get more power through propane and I know it seems weird but because it's a gas it usually combusts better than using regular carburetor especially if you have d pills and inclines it's actually the way to go. it's also a joy to use since you don't get that nasty exhaust fume smell since it burns literally all of the propane during combustion.

  9. fls360


    Månad sedan

    You sir just made an AMF Toro. Congrats!

  10. Matt


    Månad sedan

    Hahaha that was a beauty Mustie! Self cleaning mode

  11. Linh Tran

    Linh Tran

    Månad sedan

    Mustie’s way to improve fuel efficiency by reducing engine weight :)

  12. Zack Supal

    Zack Supal

    Månad sedan

    Hey same job with fewer parts! Idc who you are thats efficiency lmao

  13. William Dawson

    William Dawson

    Månad sedan

    Lawn racer

  14. Raymond Sadowski

    Raymond Sadowski

    Månad sedan

    Thanks for your time and effort that was a very informative video, and fun to watch!

  15. David


    Månad sedan

    Run it!

  16. Bredman Will

    Bredman Will

    Månad sedan

    Who else skippes ahead to see it run?

  17. Larry Heckman

    Larry Heckman

    Månad sedan

    She shakes like my old cub cadet. Ha.

  18. Rex Oliver

    Rex Oliver

    Månad sedan

    What brand motor is that?GREAT that it can work with the non essential parts removed-blown out anyway.Liked how it was shaking the dust off the tractor and grass catcher while running!Next-put the rest of the motor rotor fan and end bell back on,the mowing deck and see if it will mow?

  19. Gerrit Max

    Gerrit Max

    Månad sedan

    Put it all back together and sell it to someone with Parkinson's, they won't notice the shaking lol.

  20. Russell McGahee

    Russell McGahee

    Månad sedan

    This motor would be a candidate for a Boat lower conversion. That would be a Franken design.

  21. Apocalypse Cow

    Apocalypse Cow

    Månad sedan

    It's ALIVE?!! She's an over engineered Shake-n-Bake Toro-nado. Lost some weight and she won't ever be late, to another lawnmower convention.

  22. colin davison

    colin davison

    Månad sedan

    great video really a good job

  23. v c

    v c

    Månad sedan

    Wow that was awesome!

  24. Jeffrey Parks Computer Repair Service

    Jeffrey Parks Computer Repair Service

    Månad sedan

    Will it grow legs and run out of the garage??🤣🤣

  25. dr07828


    Månad sedan

    Since there is no governor, you should change the pulley so that it goes fast.

  26. PedroVision


    Månad sedan

    Who else suspected this video was coming...raise your hands....yeah, that's what I thought...WE ALL DID!!!!!! LOL!!!! Way to go Mustie...you wayyyyy did not disappoint!! (Greetings from Finnland!!) (You can actually feel your testosterone levels rise...)

  27. Platte puss

    Platte puss

    Månad sedan

    Sounds like a diesel truck.



    Månad sedan

    *fan of the machine for the weldin turns on like a jet engine* Op well here goes that 747.

  29. p.c i

    p.c i

    Månad sedan

    Where is your counter balance don’t think that’s going to go 2 well.made vibrating going on and eventually bearings f... up No .??? Looking forward to this start up ...best of luck with it for the future 🤞🤔

    • p.c i

      p.c i

      Månad sedan

      You dropped the counter balance pin in the oil bucket at the start lol put it back in . You will vibrate of the side of it when you go to cut the grass

  30. Preacher


    Månad sedan

    Mustie1 Dead Engine Doctor

  31. Walter Golston

    Walter Golston

    Månad sedan

    and people spend hundreds of dollars for a vibrator massage?

  32. Keith Schneidly

    Keith Schneidly

    Månad sedan

    Weld some heavy bolt heads on to the flywheel and rebalance it externally.

  33. GreatGuy


    Månad sedan

    less part, les problem :D

  34. shaun huckabee

    shaun huckabee

    2 månader sedan

    I love the use of your Harbor Freight pack of 5 for $1.99 picks as a pointer in the beginning of the vid! And love the vidjas overall!

  35. Jim White

    Jim White

    2 månader sedan

    I'm a believer

  36. Jim White

    Jim White

    2 månader sedan

    From riding a mini bike with no brakes to spending the time to get a junk motor to run, you ain't skeered to have fun , I'll give you that!

  37. Alan Bradford

    Alan Bradford

    2 månader sedan

    Pretty epic video. To take those counterweights out, and have the motor still run is pretty cool.

  38. Scott Chaisson

    Scott Chaisson

    2 månader sedan

    If you're really feeling froggy, you could even pull the piston, rod and crank, and weld enough material on the crank to balance it all out. Then you only rally have to come up with some sort of throttle. LOL Make it a Race Cutter...



    2 månader sedan

    mcguiver would be proud of you!!! He would have bent a little more pitch in the blade, fastened the engine to a device that would fly himself out of wherever he was stranded. Awesome vidio. You never give up. I have learned a lot about how a carbueator functions in your videos. You explain very well. Good teacher. Thanks David

  40. George Reichle

    George Reichle

    2 månader sedan

    You mannaged to make a giant ultrasonic cleaner all you need is a 5 gallon bucket and some soap

  41. mstory22


    2 månader sedan

    Mustie, can you give the specifications of your lift? Capacity, width, length, height, and brand?

  42. J McCracken

    J McCracken

    2 månader sedan

    I can just see owners of this model engine. If he can do that so can we. Lol must I 1 your a #1 guy.

  43. Fon Hollohan

    Fon Hollohan

    2 månader sedan

    If engineers would only learn to keep things simple, Man the money and the headaches and labor that would be saved. or at least have some good supervisors that could restrain them and their tendency to over engineer things. I think that's where that ole saying KISS came from, I think they were referring to engineers when I think of it. I know a many times I've said a couple curse words at them for all stupid things I've seen throughout my life working on piece of crap over the years. Kiss keep it simple stupid. LOL

  44. Marte Houdesheldt

    Marte Houdesheldt

    2 månader sedan

    let her mow till she blow. yee haa

  45. 1961 nuffield

    1961 nuffield

    2 månader sedan

    I took the counter balance weights out of a Honda 250 dream once, it vibrated like a British bike, to my credit I sold it on and never told the new owner what I'd done!

  46. Samuel Neil

    Samuel Neil

    2 månader sedan

    Meanwhile on craigslist: $800 riding mower. Just tuned up the engine. Starts right up. No low ball offers I know what I got. I don't need help selling. Will throw bagger in for extra $200.

  47. Broo_sh


    2 månader sedan

    Shake 'n Bake

  48. Jake Higgins

    Jake Higgins

    2 månader sedan

    I'm not sure I understand how the counter balancing works. Wouldn't those 2 weights just stay in place while the crankshaft is rotating? I'm probably just being dumb lol

  49. john beach

    john beach

    2 månader sedan


  50. T34 The American heavy tank

    T34 The American heavy tank

    2 månader sedan

    Engineers; world’s smartest dumbasses

  51. Russell Booth

    Russell Booth

    2 månader sedan

    Holden didn't run their 6 cylinder engines with a counterweighted crankshaft from the factory until 1980,my dad had a red 202 cubic inch Holden six cylinder engine which was from a 1976 model Holden LX Torana bolted into his 1972 model HQ Holden Kingswood & it was the non counterweighted crankshaft (red) engine & it was very smooth because it had been fully rebuilt. In 1980,it was the blue coloured Holden sixes which were fitted with the counterweighted crankshaft !

  52. Grandpa Dan's Fixit !!

    Grandpa Dan's Fixit !!

    2 månader sedan

    Maybe you should try welding the counter weights onto the crankshaft??

  53. Dennis Brown

    Dennis Brown

    2 månader sedan

    It is a James Bond martini. Shaken, not stirred.

  54. forsakensouls


    2 månader sedan

    You melted us

  55. Primer50 #

    Primer50 #

    2 månader sedan

    Reminds me of the hatchet weight on the old Ford 428 engines

  56. 3800scgp


    2 månader sedan

    Sheesh, the casing with those 2 large-ish cam gears looks about as big as the one for the 2cyl vanguard in my ariens!

  57. Sarah Bill

    Sarah Bill

    2 månader sedan

    Put it back together with less parts, and it ran, Good On You ! ! ! Now I am waiting on Space X to come out with this same video with the rockets............

  58. Richard Shiver

    Richard Shiver

    2 månader sedan

    What size piston ring compression tool do you use for small engine repair?

  59. mark witte

    mark witte

    2 månader sedan

    not going to watch the full video but just need to comment on how many views you have had as of may 20 2021. 196,993. that is yuge.

  60. Oscar Thorpe

    Oscar Thorpe

    2 månader sedan

    what a wacky design of engine! why not just include the counterweights on the crankshaft?

  61. James W

    James W

    2 månader sedan

    I once stripped a briggs v twin intek engine and I don't remember seeing any large counterweight ( my memory could be letting me down too) that's why I wondered if its a normal practice to fit such a large weight?

  62. martianshoes


    2 månader sedan

    So now what?

  63. christopher lee mcn

    christopher lee mcn

    2 månader sedan

    Fun stuff!

  64. Thomas Heller

    Thomas Heller

    2 månader sedan

    Sounded like it could do 100 mph!!

  65. Geoffrey Bartlett

    Geoffrey Bartlett

    2 månader sedan

    Those floating counterweights work just like broken main webs spinning on the crank. Unless I am missing information those are ueless for balancing in my opinion. That flywheel has the counterweight opposite the rod jnl.

  66. Nelson Davis

    Nelson Davis

    2 månader sedan

    Do you really want your laptop that close to your bench grinder?

  67. mike johansson

    mike johansson

    2 månader sedan

    Some things are engineered to fail, they have to keep the parts suppliers in business, and you have to keep buying new mowers ever few years.

  68. OperatorIHC


    2 månader sedan

    That was a _very_ interesting Allen key technique. I'm gonna have to try it now.

  69. TekJones83


    2 månader sedan

    I use it till it actually dies seems to be a good enough engine LoL. Thanks love the content!

  70. Cap'n Jimmy

    Cap'n Jimmy

    2 månader sedan

    Why those ridiculous balance weights? why not just build them into the crank like just about every other engine does. Stupid engine. Hit it hard with a sledge hammer for being crap.

  71. D Butler

    D Butler

    2 månader sedan

    Obviously not all new ideas are better. All good fun for sure.

  72. gregg logan

    gregg logan

    2 månader sedan

    probably no low end tork. if you put a load on it . it will die.

  73. Michael Hickey

    Michael Hickey

    2 månader sedan

    I have the cam gears out of a locked up engine....it's the same one.....the junk Courage....if you want them

  74. Paul Nimmo

    Paul Nimmo

    2 månader sedan

    What's that song I'm thinking of ,shaking that grass shaking that ass .mmmmmmmmmmm not sure that's right but it fits. Another magic fix from Mustie the Magician .

  75. Steve Tye

    Steve Tye

    2 månader sedan

    Super glue and baking soda to make the gears better on the plastic or metal will fix a lot of things..... DIY

  76. WhiskeyVic


    2 månader sedan

    I'm an engineer now? Thanks for the upgrade! we'll figure something out.

  77. nowr2run


    2 månader sedan

    Just tell people IT HAS A BIG CAM IN IT. Are you going to try & drive it ?

  78. James Hedrick

    James Hedrick

    2 månader sedan

    I about spit my pop out when he did that with the bagger and said feed me

  79. Brandon Weaver

    Brandon Weaver

    2 månader sedan

    Thanks for doing all of that for our entertainment:) Very cool, and i like to do the same stuff when its not savable.. at least have some fun with it😅

  80. Metal Kezzl

    Metal Kezzl

    2 månader sedan

    nobody cares will the sky fall? will israel tube stop deleting real content ? i didnt watch

  81. Gray Fool

    Gray Fool

    2 månader sedan

    Runs better than my old Snapper ever did.

  82. Tanner man

    Tanner man

    2 månader sedan

    What happened to the lambo kit car?

  83. Devon Perry

    Devon Perry

    2 månader sedan

    Are you gonna work on the King miget project you had?

  84. reed vending

    reed vending

    2 månader sedan

    I got the 20 hp like that. The entire jug and 1/4 of the block broke away. Only thing connecting jug to engine was connecting rod and throttle linkage. Everything else looked ok.

  85. Larry Strum

    Larry Strum

    2 månader sedan

    try and run at lowest idle.see what happens



    2 månader sedan

    I just want to say thank you mustie1!!! You helped me start a small engine repair business with all the knowledge youve shared over the years!! From the background of your videos i can see that you dont live too far from me! Give me a shout sometime if youre ever in madawaska!!!

  87. Horace Jenkins

    Horace Jenkins

    2 månader sedan

    Well they always say the jobs not done right unless there's parts left over.

  88. Samuel Towle

    Samuel Towle

    2 månader sedan

    Apparently the engine was over engineered to fail. It probably would have run forever with a conventional crankshaft and a hand throttle.

  89. Clyde O'Hara

    Clyde O'Hara

    2 månader sedan

    Boy I wish I could find some tractors around here for free. I could use a new one.

  90. Clyde O'Hara

    Clyde O'Hara

    2 månader sedan

    Just put a throttle cable on the butterfly. Sounds pretty good and didn't shake too much, try it on your lawn.

  91. Montana Creed

    Montana Creed

    2 månader sedan

    FEWER parts... read a book.

  92. Larry Iowa/Texas Rooster

    Larry Iowa/Texas Rooster

    2 månader sedan

    👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🗽🙏🏻 Enjoyed!

  93. xvdd1


    2 månader sedan

    Smooth as silk.

  94. David Clapham

    David Clapham

    2 månader sedan

    I didn't think that engine would ever run again - good skill, good commitment, good video :-)

  95. Eddie Patterson

    Eddie Patterson

    2 månader sedan

    When he reved it up I thought rev it to the moon

  96. Shawn Beckmann1

    Shawn Beckmann1

    2 månader sedan

    Just change the oil it'll be good for another thousand hours😜

  97. Michael Picard-Cantin

    Michael Picard-Cantin

    2 månader sedan

    my theory is the long bolt did stretch or lose and got stock on the top snapping the bolt causing both weight to lose balance unraveling everything else. Not a doctor tho. I like your video

  98. Leif


    2 månader sedan

    The new Super Massage Mower! Fix your lawn and your lumbago all at once! Completely SATISFIED or money back! Limited supply!

  99. Tann Lords

    Tann Lords

    2 månader sedan

    I have a john deere 160 that needs some work do you want it

  100. D Sloop

    D Sloop

    2 månader sedan

    It might not shake at all if you were riding it, all that weight may smooth it out.