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Old 02-01-2002, 11:47 PM
lamblawnscaping lamblawnscaping is offline
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Valve Jobs

Just wondering if any of you have needed valve jobs on your mowers. I recently took in a kawi 12.5 that was difficult to start at best, and got it back, starting on the first or second pull with as much power as brand new. I paid 95 dollars for this service and was told that it is a quite common problem. This was after 2 other dealers tried to fix this mower with no sucess. I am very happy with this, and have 3 other walk-behinds that have been maintained properly yet still run a little rough. Is 95 dollars a good price for this. Any input would be appreciated.


Chris Lamb
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Old 02-01-2002, 11:52 PM
General Grounds General Grounds is offline
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:blob3: chris pretty good price considering the same job on my 12.5 kawi costs me 175., 2 years ago that promted me to get certified for 2 and 4 cycle engines. i had same problem and has been startin on 1st pull for 2 years. Tony
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Old 02-02-2002, 12:26 AM
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Looks like I need to raise my prices!! I usually charge $40
labor plus parts. And I even have the tools to do it correctly.
After getting your valves reworked, keep an eye on your oil
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Old 02-02-2002, 06:56 AM
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If I remember correctly having the valves lapped is a regular Kawasaki maintenance item and should be done every so often.

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