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Old 01-30-2006, 11:06 PM
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what spark plug should be in a kawasaki

fh430v? Twin cylinder 15 horse? Just bought the gravely i have been lookin at. Noticed it had a champion j19lm in it, and the book calls for rcj8y. If i am not mistaken the j19lm is slightly hotter, and rcj8y has an extended tip and a resistor, which the other does not have.. Now any reason i havent thought of as to why there would be a j19lm in an almost new motor? The hour meter shows 8 hours, the deck just show dirt no missing paint or nuthin, so it has been used at the dealer, also found out it is a 2003 motor and 2003 frame. So i guess my question is, iis my assumption right in a j19lm is the wrong plug? And that i should make the dealer give me a set of plugs?


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Old 01-31-2006, 12:29 AM
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Use only NGK plugs in all your stuff. It will probably be a NGK BPR5ES.
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:55 AM
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Your book is right on that plug, If it had j19's in it I would ask your dealer for the right ones. Personally I only run NGK's in Kawasaki's and Honda's.
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:41 AM
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NGK is the only brand I'd run in a Kawasaki or Honda as well.
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:14 AM
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Yes, Ngk I Can Bet On Them, But It All Really Depands On If Its An Ohv And What Type Of Block (cast Alum. Or Other)
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:55 AM
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Just looked at the NGK catalog and it says #BCPR6ES is the proper plug for that engine. You can go to NGK's website and look for yourself for just about any motor,saw,trimmer and many other types!
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:50 PM
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that bcp6es is not the right plug. thats a long plug and will possibly hit the valves or piston. it takes a short plug, like a cj8y or ngk bpm6a only the larger engines, 19hp+ use the long reach plugs
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Old 02-01-2006, 04:10 PM
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Just checked the website http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/apps/de...000&country=US and it had the BCPR6ES plug also. Maybe a misprint??
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:10 PM
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I went here ; http://www.clubplug.net/index.html?h...champ_ngk.html , It says a Champion RCJ8Y crosses to a NGK BPMR6A.
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NGK are fine plugs, but to be clear for the record, the factory plug for that Kawasaki FH430V engine is a Champion RCJ8Y.
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