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kaw 17hp fh500v blown head gasket

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by subs1000w, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. subs1000w

    subs1000w LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    the head gasket blew on my fh500v a few months ago and i fixed it about one month ago but i just noticed it blew again and im wondering if this is a problem that is deeper than simply replacing the gasket again, could the head be warped or somthing it blew in the same place in the middle on the spark plug side right by the muffler
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Hmmm, Lets see here....Try the procedure below.

    FH 500 Head Torque.jpg
  3. subs1000w

    subs1000w LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    thanks again when i went to torque them down i discovered that the number 1 bolt hole was stripped so i had to helicoil it and hopfully that will take care of it
  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    That could have been your problem. Always torque in steps, as was posted.
    I would check everything while the head is off. Good luck.

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