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23hp Kawisaki running rich

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by GreatDane04, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. GreatDane04

    GreatDane04 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    I've got a 2004 Great Dane with a 23hp Kawasaki motor. The thing seems to be running way to rich. It will hesitate and then blow a black cloud out the exhaust. This is not good because the oil turns black way tooo fast.

    Has anyone else encountered this problem?

    What if any adjustments can/should be done?

    Thanks!
    Dave
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    You may want to check the carb for flooding (trash/stuck float valve). When was the air filter changed last ?
     
  3. GreatDane04

    GreatDane04 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    air filter changed last month. It gets new plugs every month. Where should the float level be? Is there a set level?
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    Here is the float/float needle valve check;


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    Below is a paste, This is reason for asking about the air filter. Just food for thought.....

     
  5. GreatDane04

    GreatDane04 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    thanks rob, i'll give it a shot. The filter is the right one, I made sure of it when I bought it at the dealer.
     

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