do all Kawasaki engine need valve adjustments?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by tacoma200, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    Never owning a Kawasaki I was just wondering if they all need valve adjustments or just the larger engines. I'm guessing Kohler doesn't need the adjustment because of hydraulic lifters or am I way off base here. Probably a silly question, I'm no expert on small engines but taking the time to get the valves adjusted during the growing season would be an inconvenience.
  2. rjxj

    rjxj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    They recommend every 300 hours. Its no big deal to adjust them.
  3. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,358

    All the Kawi's I own need them. I think my small honda GX160 needs them also. I just check them during the offseason and they are usually fine.
  4. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 754

    thats why kohler has the lifters. less maintance and noise. if its got overhead valves they need to be adjusted. same with briggs.
  5. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    Thanks for the replies.

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