engine replacement.

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by reconthree, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. reconthree

    reconthree LawnSite Member
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    What is the best option for replacing a Kawasaki FH601v-cs06 shaft 1" x 80mm?

    Would like to stay with Kawasaki but maybe a bump up in HP? please provide model #

    This will be going on a Toro Z149

    Thanks
     
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. reconthree

    reconthree LawnSite Member
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    does a fh kai 580 or a fh680-xxx have the same bolt pattern as the fh601v.

    is the fhkai 580 not commercial.
     
  4. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I believe you will find the mounting bolt patterns to be the same.

    I'm far from an authority on the Kaw KAI line. I seem to recall reading something about an improved oil pump to improve oil flow to the upper journal. What else may be involved, I'm not aware of. Someone more informed more than I will surely chime in.
     
  5. reconthree

    reconthree LawnSite Member
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    what engine would you recommend. with or without the cannister filter?
     
  6. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Whatever you may choose, make sure it will fit in the confines of your mower engine compartment.
     
  7. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Definitely the cannister filter....will probably double the life of the engine.

    Just had to get some of your gravy , Dutch......:waving:
     
  8. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    My thoughts also, Slapper, but I needed someone to come by to clean up the plate.:clapping:
     
  9. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You on a diet , Dutch....?
    There was alot more gravy left on the plate than usual....should have brought some biscuits....

    yahoo.gif
     
  10. reconthree

    reconthree LawnSite Member
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    found a fh580v kai for 1300.00 with hd canister. fh680v 1500.00 no canister how are the kai engines? any good?
     

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