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FH680C kawasaki engine replacement

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by hagamatic, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. hagamatic

    hagamatic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Does anyone have any information regarding a briggs/ kohler engine replacement for a fh680v Kawasaki 23hp engine on my 2000 exmark lazer hp?? It would appear that Kawasaki has discontinued parts ( Block) as the engines have failed to pass government emissions regulations. A replacement complete engine can be obtained for more than I wish to spend. Does anyone know if a swap can be successful without to many issues?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    Most all engines have the same footprint (mounting holes), Things to look for on a replacement is;

    Crank diameter and length.
    Throttle control (integrated choke or separate).
    Charging system output rating.
    New engine muffler clearance in frame.

    If you match the above items the only issue is a few changes on the wire harness to hook it up......

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