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Old 10-31-2012, 11:51 AM
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Ive never had a coil problem on my diesel's
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:58 AM
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What kind of cost are we talking about here? I've never had one go out on any of my machines with a Kawi yet.
Ridin', I think retail on the coil I replaced was around 50 bucks and it's an easy installation.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:32 PM
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Ridin', I think retail on the coil I replaced was around 50 bucks and it's an easy installation.
Thanks Stan. I'd rather do it myself than have it tied up at a dealers for a week or two while they take their freakin' sweet time gettin' to it. That is, if I have one go out on me.
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I can also tell by looking back to see how they're hanging and often reach back and feel them to see how firm they are.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:25 PM
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How did your Kawis act when the coils started going out.
One would cut out on one cylinder. The other wouldn't re-start when the machine was hot.

I did them myself, and I am no mechanic. I found it tricky the first time.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:23 PM
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We saw alot of coils over the past 2 years...
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:15 AM
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In 25 yrs ive tried them all....kohler seems to be the most cost effective engines for us to run. they have been good to us over the years...kawis (when we had them) seemed to always need more attention than the kohlers and were less reliable....
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:41 PM
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Kawasaki is well known for having coil issues. When I was an authorized Kawi. service center, I kept a big supply of Kawi coils in my parts room. Hardly a week went by in the busy season, that we did not do a coil replacement on a Kawi. engine.
I really don't know why Kawasaki has not found a solution to this problem of frequent coil failures. It has been a problem for at least the last 15 years.
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