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Enginaire FH19-23 precleaner on Kawasaki 17 hp FH541V KIA?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by olde_blue, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. olde_blue

    olde_blue LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    Does anyone have any experience with Enginaire's FH19-23 precleaner adapter (http://www.enginaire.com/Small%20Engine%20Adapters.htm? I've written to Enginare to see if it would work on a Kawasaki 17 hp FH541V KIA, nearly identical to the 19 hp engine, and they said they did not know.

    Does the precleaner work well, will it require a leaner carb jet, and can you buy a leaner jet? (Part number, anyone?). Thanks.

    Pictures of precleaner adapter:


  2. MCLC

    MCLC LawnSite Member
    from STL
    Messages: 114

    I know this is old but I am curious about this also. Does anyone has any experience with this on a 17hp KAI
  3. olde_blue

    olde_blue LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    The air cleaner assemblies seem to be different enough between the fh541v/fh580v and the 675 cc 19-25 hp engines that it will not work. The leaner jets are available from Kawasaki. Searching for info on enginair precleaners, I found mixed reviews on lawnsite.

    You may want to check this link (http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=113698) for information on a OEM canister filter conversion kit for this engine. It is awfully expensive; I've stuck with my original filter.

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