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Old 10-12-2010, 07:41 AM
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Life Expectancy of a Kawi 19HP Air cooled?

I am right at about 1500 hours on my FH580V 19HP kawi on my Exmark 48TTHP. And it is overheating and burning oil. (Like the recent thread about a Kawi running hot) Last year a head gasket went out.

What is the life expectancy of these engines? I'm considering swapping out for a new engine to cut back on the downtime.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:04 AM
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I have no idea on expected life but am aware that I have seen them go beyond 3000 hrs with proper care. It all boils down to regular and preventative maintenance.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:35 AM
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I have no idea on expected life but am aware that I have seen them go beyond 3000 hrs with proper care. It all boils down to regular and preventative maintenance.
I agree, it's all about how well it's treated.. we have 23 Stander's with 19hp ranging from 300-3800hrs have had to do some major work on only a few and they were clearly abused.
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