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Old 07-21-2014, 11:40 AM
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Thanx much BigFish ... that is exactly the kind of info I'm looking for ... KAW Part Number and all. I will contact them and see if they endorse that part for my engine.

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Old 07-21-2014, 12:11 PM
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Ya oughtta try and find that oil cooler post, it's just what yer lookin' to do.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:23 PM
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Been looking ... haven't found it just yet. Thanx !!!
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:28 AM
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For those of you who commented on this project ... I had to take my mower in to the dealer for some warranty issues the other day, and I asked the Service Manager what HE thought about adding the oil cooler. He said he personally thought it was a good idea, and would not affect the warranty, but that I should probably contact Kawasaki and seek their blessing. He said that he could only refuse to perform warranty work if the unit actually came in to the shop with modifications that were not acceptable ... HINT .. HINT. The whole thing comes off in about 2 minutes.

Called Kawasaki when I got home and had a great conversation with their Tech. Rep. He said "of course" keeping the oil cooler is a great idea ... in fact, Kawasaki sells a small custom kit that includes the adapter that installs between the filter and the block, along with the cooler coil and the necessary hoses. He said he liked my idea even better because my cooling coil had more capacity. He laughed at the idea that John Deere wanted Kawasaki to sanction the change, because once J.D. buys up their engines ... THEY (J.D.) by contract become the warrantor of the units. He agreed that if there was an issue with possibly having warranty work rejected due to an unapproved modification, it would probable be best to simply remove the system if the need came up.

The system they sell has an almost identical pancake filter adapter, and a small coil that mounts to a hole in the side of the engine shroud ... mine will mount directly above the air screen on top of the motor ... it has much more capacity ... more surface ... and will be directly in the path of more moving air. Sounds like I have the positive reinforcement from two good sources to proceed with this little project ... I'll post a few pictures as it progresses to show you guys how it works out ... I just have to machine a ring of light gauge steel to mount the coil. The rest is just screw-on parts.
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