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kawasaki fc420v keeps bending push rods

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by hutto2020, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. hutto2020

    hutto2020 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    my father in law gave me a john deere lx 176 with kawasaki fc420v 14hp he bought tractor new never had any problem then one day eng shut down took tractor to john deere dealer dealer found push rods bent installed new push rods bent 2 more push rods dealer told him the eng was bad just wandering if you guys could give me some advice on this problem glad to be new member :confused:
     
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    gummy valve guides
     
  3. hutto2020

    hutto2020 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    thanks khouse for your input i'll check that
     
  4. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    With the piston down in the cylinder push on the rockers and see if they move freely. I really can't think of anything else it could be with the info you posted.
     

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