Kawasaki Engine surging

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ztrguy, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
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    I have a Kawasaki engine that may run fine or may start surging. If it does surge, it will last about 5 minutes and will die. Then it won't start back up until an hr or so. When it starts back up it may or may not surge. I've replaced fuel filter. I've replaced both ignition modules in the past. Surely they didn't go bad again? Any ideas?
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  2. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If it surges,,,,what are the conditions? Were you mowing? Was it sitting? Hot cold?
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  3. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm suspecting carburetor, it might be possible a piece of dirt got in the float bowl mechanism, perhaps carefully removing the bowl and cleaning everything out inside may fix it.
     
  4. Joey waid

    Joey waid LawnSite Member
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    Mine was surging, took the bowl off sprayed the jets and bowl out with carb cleaner. It has been fine since then.
     
  5. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
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    Thanks guys. I will try to clean carb and let you know if that fixes the issue.
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  6. 04superduty

    04superduty LawnSite Member
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    So, any luck getting the surging to stop?
     
  7. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
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    No luck with the surging. Cleaned carb couple weeks ago and it didn't help. Not sure what it could be?
     

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