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31hp kawasaki has ticking noise please help!

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by YGWM-Lawncare, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. YGWM-Lawncare

    YGWM-Lawncare LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 16

    Ticking noise goes and comes, sounds like the valve train but I pulled the valve cover off and don't see anything wrong? also it is not running at full power more like 1/2 to 3/4. I started reading about all the valve train issues these motors have but I also think it might be the coil? any help on this would be great.

    2010 72'' Hustler super Z
    31 hp Kawasaki engine

    note: It is not backfiring, running rough or anything of that nature just a ticking noise that seems to get louder and softer under no certain circumstances

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