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Bad coil at 220 hours? Really kawasaki?!?!

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by 2stroked, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    Ive never had a coil problem on my diesel's :drinkup:
  2. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,090

    Ridin', I think retail on the coil I replaced was around 50 bucks and it's an easy installation.
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 14,126

    Thanks Stan. I'd rather do it myself than have it tied up at a dealers for a week or two while they take their freakin' sweet time gettin' to it. That is, if I have one go out on me.
  4. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,505

    One would cut out on one cylinder. The other wouldn't re-start when the machine was hot.

    I did them myself, and I am no mechanic. I found it tricky the first time.
  5. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,421

    We saw alot of coils over the past 2 years...
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  6. MR-G

    MR-G LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    In 25 yrs ive tried them all....kohler seems to be the most cost effective engines for us to run. they have been good to us over the years...kawis (when we had them) seemed to always need more attention than the kohlers and were less reliable....
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,664

    Kawasaki is well known for having coil issues. When I was an authorized Kawi. service center, I kept a big supply of Kawi coils in my parts room. Hardly a week went by in the busy season, that we did not do a coil replacement on a Kawi. engine.
    I really don't know why Kawasaki has not found a solution to this problem of frequent coil failures. It has been a problem for at least the last 15 years.

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