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New Kaw FH-500-V date of mfg 08-03???

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by khutch, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 495

    Just received a new replacement engine for my TurfTracer 17HP. Found a great price from Small Engine Warehouse on new, cosmetic scratch & dent Kawasaki FH-500V....Was new, only dent was minor in the OEM oil filter. Mounted it up and in runs fine, noticed the sticker on engine the Date of Mfg. is 0803.
    Guess I'm OK with it, since I'm reading a lot of posts about newer Kawasaki engines not like they used to be.

    Not as happy w/air filtration on the 500, not as robust as the 481 KAI it replaced.
  2. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,022

    Should not be using a FH500V to replace a FH481V. Emissions police would not be happy with that.
  3. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,240

    Wouldn't the shroud and air package interchange with the FH500...???
  4. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,841

    khutch, actually that a/f did a good job, if you can keep the damn cover on.
    Those KAI filters have a nasty habit of collapsing under normal tightening.
  5. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 495


    Should I go into hiding????

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