Originally Posted by Ridin' Green
My post was in responce to mtmower's questions to me, but I agree with you about this. It must either be a bulk buy contract deal with Kawi, or they are just trying to use up NOS Kohler EFI engines before making any production changes. Still, it seems they could add other EFI options to their lineup. I much prefer Kawi over Kohler, and Kawi does make all their engines in DFI as well as carbed now, but the DFI isn't as fuel efficient as the EFI engines from everything I've read.
Why Kawi doesn't use EFI in their vertical shaft engines is beyond me. They make them in LQ horizontal shaft models. I've owned a few so far. They've been great relaible engines and start easily. Never had one smoke on start up or at any other time either.
Dealer told me it's a bulk contract to make Kawi the only or for the most part make Kawi their main option in return for a good deal. They have a warehouse full of them that need to be used before DFI is an option. Sounds somewhat binding. He said everyone's yelling for Kohler EFI and the dealer tried to order some CA models and was shot down. I wonder if a guy could buy one from a CA dealer and bring it back?