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Old 08-09-2006, 07:33 PM
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The Carnage

As the title reads. This is a 23hp KAW that had approx. 2000 hours on it. The exhaust valve let go and did a number to the piston and the head. The head and piston are junk but other than that I think it can be fixed?? What do you guys think? Should I fix it or just buy a new motor. Dealer wants $1600 for a new motor (which I think is high).
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Old 08-09-2006, 07:35 PM
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And the head shot:
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Old 08-09-2006, 08:08 PM
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With that many hours I would suggest a replacement. Take a look below and see what they may have.


http://www.smallenginewarehouse.com/...plier=Kawasaki
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Old 08-09-2006, 08:18 PM
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Its not that bad

The risk your running with just getting a new piston (or both) and some rings is what happened to the rest of the engine. Who knows what small pieces of metal just ate up your crank journals or something like that ya know? Id say a close inspection is in order if you decide you want to put money into this thing.

Im talking about plastic-gauge and vernier micrometers for the crank, accruate bore check (no telescoping gauges)... if its got that long it might not be worth it in th elong run to repair

Jim
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:52 PM
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heck if you got 2000 hours out of that engine, treat yourself to a new mower.....
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:16 PM
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Have a Ferris 61"DD that did that with a 23 Kawi. Replaced #1 cylinder head, cylinder, valves, keepers, gaskets etc.. only to have #2 cylinder go 3 weeks later with 835 hours. Replaced with a 25 HP Kohler,....and a new owner!!!
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