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Kawasaki Engine

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bmarotta, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. bmarotta

    bmarotta LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Hello. I have a Lesco 54" zero turn that I inherited from a lawn business I bought. It has never run for me, nor have I tried. I am now trying to get the machine up and running. I am being told that the small block on the engine is bad. I am not very mechanical, by the way! However, I am being told different information. If I can get my hands on another engine with a good block, can I replace it with another. I am being told by some that you can, and by others that it won't last but a couple months and to buy a new engine. I believe it is a FH680V. Any suggestions or help? Please!
  2. Skyking

    Skyking LawnSite Member
    Posts: 216

    Give us a little more Info., Will it start? is it leaking oil?
  3. bmarotta

    bmarotta LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    A mechanic was able to get it started rather quickly. It is leaking oil. I believe that is the reason it was sitting from the previous owners. I believe it went down in December. I wish I knew more myself.
  4. bmarotta

    bmarotta LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Anybody? Help Please. I don't want to have to buy a 1800.00 engine if I don't have to.
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023


    First thing to do is clean the engine and post where the oil is leaking from.


    Make sure then post the model and spec numbers, They should be on a white bar code label on the engine block.
  6. bmarotta

    bmarotta LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    I will get that info tomorrow. Thanks. I just didn't know what I needed to give. Thanks.

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