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06-17-2007, 02:40 PM
I have a 2006 Scag Wildcat that every time I start it ( hot or cold ) I have to choke it. 26 hp LC kawasaki. Is this normal or is there something wrong?? I understand a cold start but after 30 minutes mowing then stop and start it again and have to choke it again????? Anybody else out there having the same thing happening to them????:confused:
06-17-2007, 02:54 PM
I have a 26 hp LC kawasaki and i have to aleast half choke most all of the time and it brand new
06-17-2007, 04:04 PM
06-17-2007, 04:13 PM
sounds like you should get a different motor, but I don't know much about kawasaki motors.
I don't think you should have to choke the motor unless it has been setting up for awhile.
06-17-2007, 05:48 PM
I am going to try and get someone who is familar with Kawi mtrs to tell me whats going on and I will let yall know something.
Mark in MD
06-18-2007, 08:26 AM
All my WBs have Kaws, and I choke them every pull, hot or cold. They start right up.
06-18-2007, 10:54 AM
That's normal, The EPA has the OEM's jetting these small engines so lean that most require choking even when hot. Honda and Kawasaki's are known for this.
06-18-2007, 08:21 PM
Every Kawasaki i've ever owned had to be choked even when hot.
06-18-2007, 09:09 PM
I have a 23hp Kaw. on my JD 657 I only have to choke it when it is cold, otherwise it turns right over.
I have a 23lc kawi with 1600 hr, starts right up every time with the choke. I would only worry if it does not start.
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