Questions and answers

What causes a Kawasaki engine to surge?

What causes a Kawasaki engine to surge?

Surging is usually lack of fuel. Surging at low idle is usually a blocked idle circuit in the carb. Before you do that check for leaks by spraying around the carb and in particular the manifold with WD 40 or similar FROM A TRIGGER PACK. Any change in the engine running will indicate a fuel leak.

Is Kawasaki better than Kohler?

Both engines are an excellent choice with many strong qualities, although Kohler tends to have better support service. Alternatively, Kawasaki tends to take the lead on consistent quality over the years. No matter what your reason for needing a new engine, Kawasaki and Kohler are both viable options.

How do you adjust the governor on a Kawasaki engine?

To adjust the governor, you would loosen the screw on the bottom of the governor arm and push the governor arm so the throttle is wide open. Then you would turn the bottom “clip” (which is connected to the governor shaft) counter clockwise. This will set the governor shaft on top of the governor spool.

Why does my riding mower rev up and down?

A carburetor that’s incorrectly adjusted is a common cause of poor engine idling that results in hunting and surging. Fortunately, most lawnmowers have two screws that allow you to adjust the carburetor yourself. Check the manual if you’re unsure of the location of the idle adjustment screws.

Why is my riding mower sputtering?

Clogged or Dirty Air Filters It is one of the most common problems that cause lawnmowers to sputter. The mowers take the air from the surrounding through air filters and mix it with fuel inside the engine. So, if the air filter is clogged or dirty, it will affect the flow of air into the carburetor.

Are Kawasaki engines made in China?

Sixty years after the launch of the business, the engines are now manufactured at factories in the U.S. and China*1, 90% of which are sold to mower manufacturers in the U.S. through Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC).

Which Kawasaki engine is the best?

In a survey held amongst more than 12,000 MCN readers, the Kawasaki ZX-12R (2000-2006) was voted to have the greatest motorcycle engine to date. Behind the Ninja ZX-12R, on the third position, readers placed the Ninja ZX-10R’s engine (2004-2010) and ranking fifth the ZZR1400 (2006-2010) can be found.

Is the Kawasaki fs600v 18.5 engine problems?

Kawasaki FS600V 18.5 engine problems | LawnSite™ is the largest and most active online forum serving green industry professionals. Ok I have a 4 year old Wright 36″ stander with a Kawasaki 18.5 FS600V. It has always ran fine until a week ago I did notice once a week it would blow white smoke on start up then clear out.

Is there a Kawasaki 20 hp air cooled mower?

Until this engine gets resolved by Deere, I have to warn people.. don’t buy any mower with the Kawasaki 20 hp air cooled engine at this time unless they do a recall on the others, taking responsibility and actually fixing the problems.

What should I do if my Kawasaki lawn mower engine is not working?

In your case it filled the crankcase. After you replace the needle and seat you will also have to change the oil. We suggest to all our customers to use high octane non ethanol fuel in all there small engines to try to stop this problem.

Why does my Kawasaki 20 hp engine blow Blue Smoke?

It has about 90 hours on the roughly year and a half old machine. At about 50 hours I noticed that at start up the engine blew blue smoke. I checked the oil and the crank case was full of gas, I changed it and it happened again.