Kawasaki 23 hp fh-680 v problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by EARTH5, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Sooooooo.....you are saying to go ahead and replace the bushing...
    If the block was worn to the point that the bushing fell out.???
     
  2. teckjohn

    teckjohn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Quoted from the poster I gave my laser z hp engine to a friend to rebuild. It's a Kawasaki fh680 v 23 hp. Well he is a professional motorcycle mechanic and took the entire engine apart and started making a parts list which I ordered all except what he called crank or main bearings.
    I looked online and figured out that they don't have a main bearing on crankshaft instead a sleeve that fits in the cases and the crank rides on that.
    So my problem remains he removed only one of these ( thank god) and Kawasaki doesn't offer it as a separate part. They want you to buy the entire case for $450.
    Does anyone know where I can find that sleeve/ bearing or any other help or solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Quote
     
  3. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I read the same thing....
    So you don't want to answer the question....

    You guys take this one....long workday...not up for semantics...
     
  4. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ain't nobody said the bushing fell out!!!!! Where'd you get that at????
    The OP said his guy knocked it out, is all.

    I've replaced a couple or two over the years and never had a problem.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2013
  5. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
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    Actually the OP said his guy removed it. Which to me, means it was in the case.
     
  6. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Cmon Fish...I don't make this stuff up....

    As Earth5 has neither confirmed or denied the ease in which thr bushing was REMOVED...
    My question remains hypothetical....and unanswered...
     
  7. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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  8. BigFish

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  9. piston slapper

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