Kaw lifters sticking

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawnchopper, May 28, 2004.

  1. lawnchopper

    lawnchopper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    we have a 23 hp Kaw on a super surfer with about 650 hrs recently its been hitting on one cylinder when we start the engine generally the engine is hot it doesnt do it at a cold start like in the morning. Its not electrical cause we checked it out but someone was saying the hydralic lifters are sticking We have to let it run for about a minute until it works its way out.
    Is it the lifters??? has anyone else have this problem?? someone has said its common on Kaw's :confused:
  2. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    I do not know much about Kaw's but I can tell you for a fact about Kohler's with Hydraulic Lifters. On them you much run 10W-30 oil if you run regular SAE 30 like you would in let's say a B&S or Tec the hydraulic lifters stick and make so much noise it sounds like it is going to come apart.

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