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How to increase the horse power on my liquid cooled 26hp Kawisaki

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LDH, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. LDH

    LDH LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,262

    Is there any way to do this? I've read where some guys put on a carb that came off of a bigger engine and things like that. Just wondering if there's any way to get a little more juice out of my engine without decreasing the life span or reliability. Thanks.
  2. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,224

    The short answer is no.
    Increasing the power is likely to reduce the engine life.
  3. LDH

    LDH LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,262

    LOL! I didn't think it would be wise.
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    Very dumb Ideal....

    Yes there are several ways to do this, I really dont see any need to do it,
    Nor any reason to VOID the warentee...

    Just DONT DO IT
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Run premium fuel, synthetic oil, and double platinum plugs.
    And she'll run better, longer.
  6. LDH

    LDH LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,262

    I bought it new last June and its sitting out in the garage with 124 hours on it right now and has the original plugs in it. Do you think I should change them before things pick up next month?
  7. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    how old are you ?
  8. LDH

    LDH LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,262

    Are you asking how old I am?
  9. hydro drive

    hydro drive LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    yeah You can add as much horsepower as you want.
    I like to watch the Guys race lawn mowers or if you go to a lawn mower tractor pull. These guys really have the horse power going through them Older Kohler engines.

    I would not recommend it. It destroys the motor quick. All of the components are designed for stresses at the horse power rating. If you up the horesepower this puts higher stresses on all the parts and will cause a premature failure.

    But if you have the money to blow the sky is the limit.
  10. GCLC

    GCLC LawnSite Member
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