Valve Jobs

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lamblawnscaping, Feb 1, 2002.

  1. lamblawnscaping

    lamblawnscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    Just wondering if any of you have needed valve jobs on your mowers. I recently took in a kawi 12.5 that was difficult to start at best, and got it back, starting on the first or second pull with as much power as brand new. I paid 95 dollars for this service and was told that it is a quite common problem. This was after 2 other dealers tried to fix this mower with no sucess. I am very happy with this, and have 3 other walk-behinds that have been maintained properly yet still run a little rough. Is 95 dollars a good price for this. Any input would be appreciated.


    Chris Lamb
    Lamb Lawnscaping
  2. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :blob3: chris pretty good price considering the same job on my 12.5 kawi costs me 175., 2 years ago that promted me to get certified for 2 and 4 cycle engines. i had same problem and has been startin on 1st pull for 2 years. Tony
  3. Fish

    Fish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    Looks like I need to raise my prices!! I usually charge $40
    labor plus parts. And I even have the tools to do it correctly.
    After getting your valves reworked, keep an eye on your oil
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    If I remember correctly having the valves lapped is a regular Kawasaki maintenance item and should be done every so often.

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