Husqvarna / Kawasaki problems

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by cuslog, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. cuslog

    cuslog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Hi Guys; : :canadaflag:
    If this is the wrong forum to post this in, I apologise.
    I'm having a problem with a Kawasaki engine in a Husqvarna Riding mower.
    Its the FH 430V 15 Hp engine. Only 115 hours, 5 years old.
    It seems down on power (lugs down when mower is engaged and / or going uphill). Plus I'm getting alot of gas in the engine oil. With a couple hour's running, the level in the crankcase will go up about 1/2 a qt. and gas consumption has gone up.
    Seems to run OK, no excessive smoking.
    I've checked the throttle and choke linkages, they seem OK.
    The fuel pump will hold a vacuum if I suck on the vacuum port, :rolleyes: so I think that's OK ?
    I asked at the local dealer and they did say something about some Kawasaki engines having "issues with blowby".
    Anyone else experience this ?
    Thanks in advance. :)
  2. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    Sounds like a carb float issue.
  3. cuslog

    cuslog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for the reply.
    I've had the carb apart and cleaned it carefully with carb cleaner, blown out all the passages I can see. Needle and seat look OK so, I didn't replace them.(it was actually quite clean when I took it apart).
    I put a tach on it and found that it was only at 3200 RPM at WOT so I reset the governor so its at about 3650 at WOT now.
    The low on power issue is gone, not sure about the gas in the oil though.
    I haven't had a chance to use it, its been rainy and cool up here for the last couple of weeks.
    If I'm still getting gas in the oil, I think I'll try another fuel pump.

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