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Life Expectancy of a Kawi 19HP Air cooled?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawncuttinfoo, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,010

    I am right at about 1500 hours on my FH580V 19HP kawi on my Exmark 48TTHP. And it is overheating and burning oil. (Like the recent thread about a Kawi running hot) Last year a head gasket went out.

    What is the life expectancy of these engines? I'm considering swapping out for a new engine to cut back on the downtime.
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

    I have no idea on expected life but am aware that I have seen them go beyond 3000 hrs with proper care. It all boils down to regular and preventative maintenance.
  3. RickyDL77

    RickyDL77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 431

    I agree, it's all about how well it's treated.. we have 23 Stander's with 19hp ranging from 300-3800hrs have had to do some major work on only a few and they were clearly abused.

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