Kawasaki torque specs

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Merlin300, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Merlin300

    Merlin300 LawnSite Member
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    Anyone have or know the torque specs on a 17 hp Kawasaki? I need to put a gasket kit on mine due to a oil leak. Thanks for the help in advance.
     
  2. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    please post the model# and spec# since Kawi has a single cylinder 17hp and a twin 17 hp it will help narrow it down:) also which gaskets are you replacing just the lower sump or are you removing more stuff. You will need the torque spec and sequence.
     
  3. Merlin300

    Merlin300 LawnSite Member
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    It is a twin 17 hp, model# FH500V. I'm unsure where the spec# is posted on the engine. The only other number on it is a E/NO FH500VB14696. The lower sump or oil pan as I call it, is what is leaking.

    I ASSume I need that gasket and also the seal that goes around the crank at the bottom of the engine? Any info would be great. Thanks
     
  4. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    right on the same sticker you found the engine number the top line will say FH500V-_S01 through _S43 and yes this will be the lower sump and lower crank seal.
     
  5. Merlin300

    Merlin300 LawnSite Member
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    O.K. I will try this again.....FH500V-AS06 is what is on the sticker.
     
  6. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Gold Member
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    The book calls for 19 ft-lb for the crankcase cover bolts. I always use a copper spray gasket sealer on any crancase/ thin gasket, just let the sealer set up 'till almost dry. I like to use a red hi-temp silicone on the outside of seals, and remember to grease the seal/shaft before ya install it.
     
  7. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    11060-7008 sump gasket #
    92049-7011 lower seal #

    Tried to load the pic for the torque sequence but cant :confused:just remember to use a criss cross pattern and yes it is 19ft lbs.
     
  8. Merlin300

    Merlin300 LawnSite Member
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    Thank you sir...I just left the dealer and the gasket and seal are ordered. I appreciate all the help you have given me. This will be my Saturday project.
     

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