Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easyrider Great replacement engine
I ordered the Lifan 15hp engine to replace a blown engine on a one-ton asphalt roller. The engine arrived several days sooner than HD estimated. Getting the engine configured with the hydraulic drive was a fairly easy process. Starting it the first time was a little difficult until I realized the oil level had to be covering the 'full' mark on the dipstick. I'm always cautious of overfilling small engines, but if this one is even a bit low it will activate the low-oil shutdown feature. Probably a good safeguard to have, but could be a little tricky in this respect. After figuring this out it was easy to get running with the electric start feature. It's probably had a couple hours of use now and seems to run well and have plenty of power. I run it at about one-third throttle and it powers the roller just fine with the water tank and both drums full of water, putting its weight at just under 2500 pounds. The only drawback to this particular engine is the absence of a charging feature to keep the battery properly charged. The same engine with the charger is available for around $40 more. I still rated this one 'excellent' to give it a fair evaluation, after not having ordered the one with the charger option.
July 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wizard Great purchase
Completely met all expectations. delivery was on time no problems found out of box.
March 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by loriwsm Superb Chipper Engine
I replaced a 10HP Briggs & Stratton with this 15HP Lifan. Wow what a difference! It has power to spare and thus far, runs flawlessly. The electric starter makes a big noise when it engages, but otherwise gets the engine going quickly. The recoil starter works fine, but I would not use it except in case of a dead battery because it is difficult for an old geezer like me to pull it. The bolt pattern for mounting the engine was an exact match for my 2006 DR chipper machine, and the clutch fit the shaft perfectly, so installation wasn't a big deal. As for the Owner's Manual, it presents some of the schematics and technical specifications you would expect, but it is written in such a way that parts of it are laughable due to a lack of command of the English language.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hurricane could not have picked a better motor
first off I was amazed on how fast it came,I ordered on dec 16 by the 19 it was at my door..... I am using it for my t30 compressor it took some modifying it to the compressor but it is a fantastic engine. after I added oil and a little gas pulled the cord and if fired up with no problems,same with the electric start.... personally I am more satisified than if I would have purchased the Honda motor which by the way is twice the price...... so all who are looking at this engine get it you will not regret it....p. s the warranty is 3yrs factory,not bad
December 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mudbogaintubby this product has great features and qualities
My friend and i are from Kentucky, we have ATV's and Dirt bikes, and we know what good quality in an engine is. We were thinking, we had this old golf cart frame, a Yamaha G9, and we wanted to upgrade it. We do not like Harbor Freight engines, so we went in to Home Depot one day and bought a Lifan 15 hp 420cc electric start engine. We took this engine home, got the key ignition on and started it and it runs great. So we put it in the golf cart, put on air intake and bypassed the governer, and put a 2 inch receiver and a utility bed on the golf cart and it ran great, we probably had 2,000 pounds on that trailer full of logs, maybe even 3,000, and im telling you now it actually moved probably 5MPH and we were satisfied. The engineers that built this engine did a great job.
May 24, 2013