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23 hp kawi engine

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bobcatnj, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 687

    i have a 23 hp kawi engine on my exmark ztr. i starts up fine first thing in the morning, but after that it takes awhile to start up after playing with the throttle and choke levers. i tried checking the spark plugs but i cant get a socket wrench in to take the plug out. pretty dumb question but how can the plug be removed with the roll over bar backet right next to the plug? it is a tight fit. how can i fix the starting problem?
  2. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Posts: 3,321

    I'm guessing you will need to loosen/remove the roll bar bracket to remove the other plug.
  3. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,164

    How many hours does this unit have? Kawi recommends valve adjustments every 300hrs as part of regular maint.
  4. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 687

    around 260

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