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Help with smoking 17hp kawi

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by zima, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. zima

    zima LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    i have not run this machine much last year maybe 3 times and i;m planning in usining this year and since i did the service to it start smoking;took it to the shop and they told me no much they can do about it,they recommend that i run it for good 5 hrs and put some carbureator cleaner in the gas tank, done that and still smoking,they said there maybe some gunk inside the motor built up or a ring is stock is anything else i can do to clean the motor whit and quit smoking,if it dosen't i'm going to start charging for mosquito treatment at customers propetys.Thank you guys for any help i can get.
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,812

    You must have worn or cracked rings no an expensive fix if you can do it your self.:waving:
  3. zima

    zima LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    thank you for the reply,just finishing running it for another 3 hrs and still smoking it's not bad but noticeble i wil try to find somebody the can fix it for me, i do not know squat when it comes to open a engine
  4. JoeinJasper

    JoeinJasper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 173

    Run some Sea Foam through to crankcase, then change oil and filter again. This should clean the debris and 'gunk' from the engine. Also run some Sea Foam through the gas system, this will help clean the carb and carbon build up. Joe
  5. zima

    zima LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    thank you for reply,done that too what parts or kit do i need to replace if it is a worn ring engine is a 17hp kawi FH500V
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    What weight oil did you put back in it ?
  7. zima

    zima LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    sae 10w-30 kohler command
  8. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    See the "Note" on the bottom and try some 40W....

  9. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    I have had problems with my 15 and 17 hp Kaw engines smoking and oiling up the air filter. After about 1000 hrs these engines are headed for the scrap pile.

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