Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #21  
Old 02-19-2004, 09:15 PM
GreenTurf GreenTurf is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NJ
Posts: 40
A good place you guys might want to check for parts is www.j-thomas.com. They have alot of parts for Kawasaki engines. A great place to buy a new kawaski engine would be from www.alamia.com. They have cheap prices and free shipping on engines
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-20-2004, 06:04 PM
ducky1 ducky1 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: s.e. Kansas
Posts: 252
Nitrous, here are the specs you were wanting. These are in inch pounds instead of foot pounds.
Head bolts first round is 115 in. lbs.
final round is 186 in. lbs.
Rod caps are 186 in. lbs.
Water pump bolts is 70 in. lbs.
case cover is 186 in. lbs.
Valve clearance is .010 for both intake and exhaust
If you dont have a in. lb. wrench you can divide these by 12 and it will give you the foot pounts torque. The book showed tightening the bolts in a stagered pattern. good luck
__________________
ducky
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-20-2004, 07:44 PM
Nitrousoxide764 Nitrousoxide764 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 25
Thank you very much Ducky. I'll keep you posted.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-22-2004, 10:48 AM
Nitrousoxide764 Nitrousoxide764 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 25
UPDATE! UPDATE!

Got the engine apart. It was a broken cam gear and it is plastic and it is in a MILLION little pieces. No valve train damage. Pistons and cylinders look great for the machine having 2000 hours. Should be a pretty straight forward and reasonably priced repair. What kills me is how wormy the inside of this kawasaki looks. I mean ALL the gears are plastic. Water pump drive, oil pump drive, and of course the broken cam gear. This mower was like $9,000 or so when new. You would think for that kind of money one would get all metal parts wouldn't you? Oh well, just venting I guess. Thanks for everyone's help with my first visit to the inside of a water cooled kawasaki.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-22-2004, 11:28 AM
grass_cuttin_fool's Avatar
grass_cuttin_fool grass_cuttin_fool is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,505
I can understand your thinking in a way about the plastic gears.But 2000 hours isnt to shabby and if they were metal then you would have metal shavings floating around in the engine and possibly doing damage, but then again if they were metal , maybe they would of lasted more than 2000 hours
__________________
To my dad, Thanx Pops you are my dad, my brother , and my best friend



Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02-22-2004, 03:36 PM
ducky1 ducky1 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: s.e. Kansas
Posts: 252
If the gears were metal the engine probably would not run quite so quiet either. Glad you found the problem. Kaw did go back to a metal gear on the new cams. Probably having a little trouble with the plastic ones.
__________________
ducky
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 03-23-2004, 08:57 AM
Nitrousoxide764 Nitrousoxide764 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 25
ANOTHER UPDATE!!

Thanks for everyone's help. Got the mower running a few days ago. Cuts grass fine. Ended up getting the updated cam with steel gear from J.D., new standard rings(just honed the block), and complete gasket set. Engine smokes a few seconds on startup. I'm thinking I should have bored it and installed new pistions. But I swear it hardly had any wear for having 2000 hours. I figured I would be fine with just a hone job. Oh well. live and learn. If I think about it I will post pics. of the borken cam shaft. See ya'!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 03-23-2004, 01:56 PM
grass_cuttin_fool's Avatar
grass_cuttin_fool grass_cuttin_fool is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,505
Maybe after a few hours of running the rings will wear to the block and the smoking will stop
__________________
To my dad, Thanx Pops you are my dad, my brother , and my best friend



Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 03-23-2004, 09:11 PM
Nitrousoxide764 Nitrousoxide764 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 25
Grass cuttin............so far I only have about an hour on the budget rebuild. I have to admitt that the smoking has gotten much better than when I initially first ran it. It smoked like crazy for several minutes. After an hour's run time, it smokes for about 10 seconds on a cold start up. The top ring in my ring kit was shiny chrome and the next ring was black. Some people have said that this chrome ring may take a while to break in................ like you said. Then others say it should be broken in within a few seconds of cranking up. Who to believe? Anyone have somethin' to add. See ya'll!!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 03-26-2004, 09:15 PM
cutnitclose cutnitclose is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Somewhere out there in scrubville..
Posts: 243
I've got a deere with a kawaski 17hp...... It rattles and vibrates like everything........
__________________
It's good to be back

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v490/cutnitclose/banner2.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">

Toro Zmaster ZTR 62 inch 25 kohler
Toro Porline Walkbehnd 52 inch 15 HP Kawa.
Bunton loop handle Walkbehind 48 inch 17 HP Kawa.
Redmax trimmer and edger
Shin. Trimmer
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:48 AM.

Page generated in 0.09230 seconds with 8 queries