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Old 02-14-2013, 11:20 PM
Davis Landscaping Davis Landscaping is offline
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Info on the Kawi FH481V?

I am going to pick up a 2010 exmark metro 48 walkbehind with ecs controls this saturday and it has the fh481v engine. i am not totally familiar with it as it is a newer motor. i know the 451 and 500 are good, how is the new one compared to the old? thanks
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:07 AM
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Anybody? Info would be appreciated
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:12 AM
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Sorry, i meant the FS481v. Any info?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:13 PM
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Are you sure it's FS481V
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:54 PM
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Never used one and it might be a great little motor. But, I have noticed that the newer Kawasakis are not what they used to be. I have one 14.5 horse Kaw that is 20 years old, runs like a champ, and starts on the first pull. I wouldn't bet money that any of these new Kawasakis will make it that far. I have had 2 of the newer styles blow up on me under 1500 hours, and this is with extreme maintenance. It could be a motor model thing, or it could be the way they make their new motors.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:57 AM
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i am more used to having the fh motors like the 430, 451, or even 500 and they were all great motors. i guess ill see how it works once mowing season starts.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:10 AM
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Well the FS481V Kawasaki is an FS Series type air cooled V-twin Overhead valve vertical shaft 4-stroke model engine. It features 90 degree v-twin automatic compression release (ACR), cast iron cylinder liners, a dual element air filter, electronic spark ignition, high performance lubrication system, internally vented carburetor with fuel shut-off solenoid, overhead V-valves, and a rotating grass screen.

The power rating of this engine is the Net power rating tested on a production engine and measured in accordance with SAE J1349.

Actual power output will vary depending on numerous factors, including, but not limited to, the operating speed of the engine in application, environmental conditions, maintenance, and other variables.

Technical Specifications include a Bore x Stroke: 73 x 72 mm
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm) 483 x 429 x 362
Displacement 603cm≥ and Dry weight 36.7 Kg
Max. power output 9.9 kW (13.2hp) / 3600 rpm
Max. torque 38.4 Nm (28.3 ft.lbs) / 1800 rpm
Number of cylinders 2 and Oil capacity 1.8 litres

That is all the information on this engine I could find.

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Old 02-19-2013, 12:45 PM
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Got a FS481V on my Toro 32"(for sale) that is great. No power issues. The choke started to stick a bit last year, sent it in and got it repaired. Great motor in my opinion.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:02 PM
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thanks for all the info guys, it is much appreciated.
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