EFI or Carburetor

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Lawnut101, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    ECU Reset Procedure
    1. Turn key OFF.
    2. Install Red wire jumper from Kohler EFI service kit
    on to service port (connect white wire to black wire in
    4 way diagnostic port).
    3. Turn key ON, then OFF and count 10 seconds.
    4. Turn key ON, then OFF and count to 10 seconds a
    second time.
    5. Remove jumper, ECU is reset. A TPS Learn
    Procedure must be performed after ECU Reset.
     
  2. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have had several dealers tell me some of their customers prefer carb over gas who own both. I will say a good EFI is probably more cost effective but some of us are idiots and a carb is more idiot proof.
     
  3. StockmanLawnscape

    StockmanLawnscape LawnSite Member
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    We have the scan tool for him to use if needed.

    Again, for the OP, it comes down to personal preference and how much you are going to use it to take full advantage of the fuel savings.
     
  4. neblawncare23

    neblawncare23 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Neb
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    How much fuel savings is the EFI really going to save vs the carb? Are we talking 1 to 2gph or what?
     
  5. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    I love the fuel savings of the efi but until i do not have a choice i will stick with air cooled easy peasy
     
  6. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm putting about 300 hrs per season on my mowers, a little more or less due to variables. From what I'm seeing, the EFI units cost about 20% more. They are supposed to save about 25% fuel cost per year. Does that 20% cost stay on the machine when you sell it? Meaning with 1500 hours, is it worth at least 20% more than a carb engine?
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  7. groundskeeperllc

    groundskeeperllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just priced EFI models from Gravely and the Kohler EFI's are actually cheaper than the Kawasaki carb models.
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  8. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That is very interesting
     
  9. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a gravely dealer right down the road from my shop. I should maybe check them out.
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  10. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That's the only way they gonna sell the EFI:waving:
     

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