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I wouldn’t do it, but while handy at homeowner stuff I’m a klutz with engines. That said, dismounting the engine is trivial, assuming it’s like every other B&S I’ve seen. There are four large bolts at the four corners of the engine, threaded from the bottom (through the chassis) up into the block. They look like large self-tapping screws (but they’re not) and they’re slightly tapered. Hex head, ratchet socket wrench, and probably a breaker bar or iron pipe to add torque to get it going.

I’ve had two engines replaced and both guys just picked them up and carried them a short distance and set them down. Too heavy for me, but that’s what they did.

If it gets to be too much consider just replacing the engine. You can probably pick one up new for $500-$800 and pay someone to drop it in for you.

If you don’t have a tractor lift just a couple of long 2x4’s jammed under the front and lifted up and set on a couple cider blocks or whatever will give you leverage and height. Don’t forget to lock the brake and chock the back wheels.

That’s as far as I can take you, which isn’t far but every little bit helps. Good luck.
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