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23 HP Kaw.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Cutter1, Oct 4, 2000.

  1. Cutter1

    Cutter1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,251

    I have a 23HP Kaw. on my Laser. I'm having problems with getting my oil plug out to drain the oil. Does anyone have this problem and why in the world would they make this plug plastic?? The whole head is cracked and I can't get it off!!!
  2. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    I have heard that about the Kawasaki engines having this problem your not the only one out there I can assure you!
  3. Cutter1

    Cutter1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,251

    I just don't understand, you build this heavy duty cutting engine and you put a plastic plug on it.
  4. jaybee

    jaybee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    I have the plastic drain plug on my Kawi 15 hp. So far so good with two oil changes, but I agree , why make it out of plastic?
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    This sounds like something that GRAVEly has done on their new mowers. One of the nice things that GRAVEly did was remove the steel oil drain plug that comes with Kawasaki engines and replace it with a nice metal valve with a hose attached so you could drain the oil without getting it everywhere. Now they have eliminated the steel valve and replaced it with some cheesy plastic slide valve. Anything to save a buck.
  6. Turf Kutter

    Turf Kutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 125

    Why not make your own plug for it?

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