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19HP Kawasaki engine do i need a muffler

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by case310350, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. case310350

    case310350 LawnSite Member
    from rush NY
    Messages: 38

    Have a 19hp kawasaki engine do I need a muffler, will running it without one cause damage to the engine. Noise not a problem.
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,028

    Running with no muffler can cause burnt valves......
  3. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,559

    No, you don't need a muffler, but you do need some sort of exh. pipe/s or stack/s of some sort. Running with a bare exh. port will cause problems.

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