Kawasaki running bad.............

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by wanabe, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    I have a 19 hp kawasaki v twin that recently started not running right. At idle it runs/sonds ok. But at full throttle it sounds like it has a very slight mis fire. When this motor has a load put on it, it smokes black bad and has less power than it did before. Any ideas? Its in a Dixon zero turn if it matters. We cleaned the air filter, and put a new fuel filter on it but did not help. Thanks
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    While it's running pull each plug wire one at a time (with rubber handled pliers) and see if it shuts off, If it does the coil on the opposite side isn't firing and needs replaced.

    In other words, It sounds like it's only running on one cylinder.....
     

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