17hp kawasaki FH500V

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by gatliff, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. gatliff

    gatliff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    hope this is ok I need help with a propane floor buffer
    it has a 17 hp Kawasaki FH500V motor we have 2 of them both the same , one run good but this one run and start good but seem to have no power it hard to push at anything faster then a real slow walk Want to see if we can get more RPM out of it but not sure how it a old machine but there no hope of replacing it anytime soon thanks
  2. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    You need to check if it has spark at both plugs, may have a coil that failed and now it is running on one cylinder causing your drop in engine power.
  3. gatliff

    gatliff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Thank you I check the spark it look good
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Hi speed adjustment is below.

    FH High Speed Adjustment.jpg
  5. EMTDUCK1984

    EMTDUCK1984 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    Make Sure Throttle Cable Is Moving Its Full Motion If Not Put On Full Throttle And Pull Cable And Tighten It Down
  6. gatliff

    gatliff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Thank you will try that when I go back

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