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Old 10-28-2012, 06:21 PM
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Bad coil at 220 hours? Really kawasaki?!?!

I was out mowing today up some leaves today on my scag when it started sputtering and acting like it was running at half throttle. So i pulled one of the sparkplug boots of the sparkplug when the blower was running and the engine stalled. I did the same on the other side and the engine kept running. So now i need to order a coil for my engine, and all i can think is wow. The motor has 220 hours on it and coil is already needs to be replaced. I thought Kawasaki engines were supposed to be Superior to briggs and kohler engines? Apparently not.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:48 PM
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Kawi didn't make the coil. The same thing could happen on any brand of engine. Just get the new one and keep on keepin' on.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:03 PM
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Kawi didn't make the coil. The same thing could happen on any brand of engine. Just get the new one and keep on keepin' on.
The thing is that you would think that they would realize that the coils in their engines are crap and change their supplier. I'm sure that theirs more than one maker for engine coils.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:37 PM
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Kawi didn't make the coil. The same thing could happen on any brand of engine. Just get the new one and keep on keepin' on.
They could but they don't....Kaw has some kind of problem. Had two go last year on one machine
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:58 PM
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I was out mowing today up some leaves today on my scag when it started sputtering and acting like it was running at half throttle. So i pulled one of the sparkplug boots of the sparkplug when the blower was running and the engine stalled. I did the same on the other side and the engine kept running. So now i need to order a coil for my engine, and all i can think is wow. The motor has 220 hours on it and coil is already needs to be replaced. I thought Kawasaki engines were supposed to be Superior to briggs and kohler engines? Apparently not.
I had one go out at around 75 hrs.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:12 PM
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I had several go on a 29 DFI Kawi when I had a 797 Deere
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:47 PM
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Its not what you think. If the air gap is to small or to big that will make the coil bad
That is one of the first thing that i check when i get a mower. That and the valves.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:54 PM
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I replace them pretty often on the Big Block Kawasakis pretty often. Almost all of them under warranty
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:38 PM
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its common, i have 2 28 60 exmarks both with kaw, do both coils save on the labor bill if the other one goes
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:17 AM
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Yup, probably 50% of the 31 and 37 hp Kawi vertical shafts we have sold have had a coil go with less than 300 hours.
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