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Kawasaki Troubles

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Fireman D, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. Fireman D

    Fireman D LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    I have a 14hp Kawasaki engine and it is always going through spark plugs like candy. It is not used every single day but at least a couple times a week. I go to crank it and it won't start, the plug is fouled up really bad so I pop in a new one, then it runs just fine. My question is does anyone have any reason or suggestions as to what the problem is or what the problem could be? Any help would be appreciated.:(
  2. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    Is it oil fouled or gas fouled?? Also, it really "can't" be running fine if the plug gets fouled. Are you sure it's not running with the choke on a bit. Also, a dirty air filter will make the motor run rich and foul the plug. You should see smoke if you are oil fouling plugs that fast.......
  3. ducky1

    ducky1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    What kind of plugs are you running?? I have found that ngk's last longer than champion or ac"s in a Kawasaki.
  4. MOOSE

    MOOSE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    Change your air filter and wrap for filter. Put in a new plug and change oil & filter too.

    This should help.. I had same problem and could not figure out what was going on with the motor.

    If that doesn't do it then u have a carb problem..
  5. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    might want to try using a slightly hotter burning plug also
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Thank GOD For KOHLER!

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