Kaw FH430V engine block repair..

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by piston slapper, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Kawasaki does not sell shortblocks....

    If the engine can't be repaired....$1400.....
    BTW....they require me to give them my old engine before I can get a new one..
     
  2. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Finished threading and installing the inserts...locktited them in

    Heres a pic of some of the broken bolts I welded nuts onto and removed..

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  3. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The reason I posted this repair procedure is because on the day it happens to your Kaw engine....
    There ain't nobody gonna try to fix it.....and Kawasaki is going to demand that you give them ....free of charge..your otherwise good running engine...or they will add $500 to the price of your replacement engine...

    It ain't no Kohler.....
     
  4. Jeff in AL

    Jeff in AL LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
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    Say what? Kawasaki hasn't asked for any of the engines I have replaced on the "Certificate of Destruction" form?
    I just put a hole in the block, take a picture and keep on file... Customer, gets the mess back :laugh:

    I wonder why Kawasaki is the ONLY manufacturer to pull this sh!t to begin with... No problems with Kohler, Generac or Briggs & Stratton!
     
  5. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yesterday......Our local POS dealer informed me that I would have pay an additional $500 for a replacement engine if I didn't surrender my engine to them...

    I have a little history with our "local POS dealer"...about 10 to15 years worth....we don't like each other..
    In the 2 yrs since taking this job with this semi large landscaper...purchases which previously averaged $7000 to $10000 a month from our "local POS dealer"....have dropped 90 %.....
    I don't want to completely want to stop doing business with them..I like to see them squirm....
     
  6. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    :Good job:clapping::clapping::clapping:
     
  7. fatboynormmie

    fatboynormmie LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Slapper you need to get a Time-sert kit they are slicker then snot. You da man with your back yardin though.:waving:
     
  8. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have an extensive helicoil set....SAE and Metric....
    I only make 2 or 3 custom inserts a year......though I will look into Time-sert kits...
    I never have enjoyed drilling and tapping...and breaking taps off in bolt holes:hammerhead:
     
  9. fatboynormmie

    fatboynormmie LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Time-Serts are a lot nicer then Heli coils because once installed they are just like the original threads and the hardware can be screwed in and out of the insert without damaging the insert. I believe there are vids on Youtube.
     
  10. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Its always been the saturday nite mechanics that get the racecar drivers to the pay window..:cool2:
     

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