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Location: Glen Cove, NY
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You can check if the engine is free easily. Just engage the compression release and turn by hand.
Yes the engine is a Kubota Z-500. If you need a starter, don't go to Universal. It's a Nippondensa and any specialty starter/alternator shop or even most good auto parts stores can get one for 1/3 the price.
Update: Spidermarine.com has the starter for $90.
Last edited by JimsCAL; 05-27-2010 at 08:11 AM.