Originally Posted by TNGrassCutter
They have a bracket for you to mount a toggle switch to the steering lever. I just wondered if anyone tried it. Oh and I calculated my gph on the first two tanks I ran thru, got 1.7 and 1.8, cutting mostly weekly, a few biweekly lawns.
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Kawasaki told me they were improving the fuel economy of their big block engines by adding an electronic choke, and evidently what they said is holding true. The consumption when they were originally introduced was above 2 gph, and I've heard of many in the 2.5 gph range. I have run the older model Kawi 37 and the choke operated constantly, whereas a big block Vanguard on the same mower and in the same grass never changed sounds. I told Kawasaki about the problem, and what people were saying about the excessive fuel usage on their big block engines over a year ago, and this is when they told me they were working on the problem and planned to have it solved by 2012.
I am glad to hear a positive story on fuel usage of a Kawasaki big block engine, I new they could do better, it was only a matter of them making it happen.