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tacoma200
04-19-2008, 11:43 PM
Never owning a Kawasaki I was just wondering if they all need valve adjustments or just the larger engines. I'm guessing Kohler doesn't need the adjustment because of hydraulic lifters or am I way off base here. Probably a silly question, I'm no expert on small engines but taking the time to get the valves adjusted during the growing season would be an inconvenience.

rjxj
04-20-2008, 05:07 AM
They recommend every 300 hours. Its no big deal to adjust them.

djagusch
04-20-2008, 08:28 PM
All the Kawi's I own need them. I think my small honda GX160 needs them also. I just check them during the offseason and they are usually fine.

sawman65
04-21-2008, 09:10 AM
thats why kohler has the lifters. less maintance and noise. if its got overhead valves they need to be adjusted. same with briggs.

tacoma200
04-21-2008, 11:02 AM
thats why kohler has the lifters. less maintance and noise. if its got overhead valves they need to be adjusted. same with briggs.

Thanks for the replies.