Ferris kawaski

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by xxl, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. xxl

    xxl LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 264

    A friends mower has 19 hp kawi on my 48 inch ferris. Yesterday i was mowing when all of a sudden a rod came though the block. The mower is four years old. Its the fh kai series. My friend stores it outsidfe do you think that could have cuase the rod to fail. oil was fine not on a hill. So what dfo you think new engine or short block or new mower any thoughts?
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,494

    New engine. Parts sometimes have unforseeable flaws in their manufacturing process. Tolerances stack up, put together on Friday at 5, whatever reason things sometimes fail for no apparent reason. Sucks but what can you do?
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  3. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,190

    Shouldn't have.
    I've seen quite a few blown up Kaw. motors lately, last one had the starter knocked off by the rods.
    New motor, stay away from Kaw.
  4. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    Happened to my 29 hp Kawi with 359 hours and one year old
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  5. xxl

    xxl LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 264

    So who these days is making a good engine? I have the old kawi FB 460V and they are well over 15 years of service. Thats why i been such a kawi fan

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