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How to set valves

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by american dream, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. american dream

    american dream LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    I need to set the valves on my kawi fx801v how do I know witch valve is exhaust and witch one intake and how do I turn the pistons and know they are in the rite position.
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    Intake top, Exhaust bottom......

    Follow the destructions;

  3. tbone1471

    tbone1471 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    No offense as everyone has to start somewhere. But, I would probably have someone that has set valves before help you. This is not an exact science, there is a feel of how to set them.
  4. Grant11

    Grant11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 292

    tip: take out the spark plugs and the motor will turn more freely (b/c it wont build compression). Take off the bird cage off the top of the motor and you can spin the motor by hand.
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    The diagram above shows the top cover off already to get the flywheel at the proper position, Also...... A novas likely wouldn't find compression stroke with the plugs out, Just leave them in and rotate a little harder.......

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