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engine lacks power under load

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by JamesM, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. JamesM

    JamesM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Here is a question for everyone. I have a 27 HP Kawasaki liquid cooled engine that started sputtering as I was working. IT was at full throttle and as I turned to look behind me I saw that the muffler was glowing red at one of the cylinders.
    I checked the obivious, plugs, filters and such. Even searched here and on google but cannot find any info.

    Please help.

    THanks, James
  2. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    Quit burnin' that dern rocket fuel in it, and you'll stop having that problem!
    Actually,,, only at one cylinder? Seriously? That is usually an air mix issue, I think, but not if only one cylinder affected.
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Sounds like it could be a leaking intake gasket on that cylinder, Also check for grass build-up around the cylinder cooling fins.

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