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Old 10-15-2014, 09:58 AM
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Kawasaki 26hp Liquid Cooled FD731V-BS07 ( Scag Wildcat )

Familiar with this engine? What are the pros,and the cons of this specific engine?
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:40 PM
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I have one on a Bad Boy that I bought in 2005 or 2006. It's quiet, reliable, powerful and has been flawless for me. My experience is anecdotal, so maybe I'm the only person that's ever run one with success and the rest of them are duds, but it has worked well for me.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:52 AM
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I have one on my Lazer and it is very quiet and has all the power I need. I change the oil every 50 hours and between changes I have never, never had to add any oil. I have close to 1000 hrs on it.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:45 PM
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Mine is a vertical shaft with 3200 hrs. It's smooth, quiet and good on fuel.

It does have it's problems, water pump has leaked twice (coolant in oil) and needs to be replaced every now and then (requires engine removal). Replacement parts can be expensive (pump, thermostat) with aftermarket support virtually non-existent. Does not like fall cleanups with blown-on leaves blocking the radiator. The horizontal shaft version also has a fan belt which shouldn't be neglected.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:45 PM
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Which is the better of these two engines ?

1) Kawasaki 26hp Liquid Cooled FD731V-BS07

2) Kawasaki 22hp 651FS air-cooled engine
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