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kawasaki engine

newblade

LawnSite Member
Location
Kentucky
What is the most hours anyone has on a kawasaki 27 liquid cooled engine? How good are these engines?
 

Oldtimer

LawnSite Bronze Member
The engines are as good as the owner wants them to be. Follow the maintenance schedules and the engine will last as long as the economical life of the mower. When the major component repairs begin on the mower the engine should still be performing well.

Just changing the oil and filter isn't enough. The rpm's need to be checked every few months and the overall cleanliness of the engine and especially the cooling system are very important.

Another component of long engine life is proper maintenance and operation of the mower. It ain't a bush hog, it's a lawn mower and the blades should be kept very sharp to decrease the work load on the engine.

Oldtimer
 

6'7 330

LawnSite Bronze Member
I, hope they are better then the air-cooled Kawasaki's.The air-cooled Kawasaki's, do make good boat anchors.
 

65hoss

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Memphis, TN
I've had nothing but good luck with kawi's. 2-2000 models, 1-1997 model, 1-2003 model. All still in front line service.
 

Oldtimer

LawnSite Bronze Member
65hoss

Just what I meant about maintenance. Your Kawasaki Liquid Cooled will out last the mowers because you are willing to take care of them.

Keep up the good work.

Oldtimer
 

65hoss

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Memphis, TN
Oldtimer said:
65hoss

Just what I meant about maintenance. Your Kawasaki Liquid Cooled will out last the mowers because you are willing to take care of them.

Keep up the good work.

Oldtimer
Actually my statements were about Kawis in general. All of mine are aircooled.

As far as maintenance, I change oil and filters on all mowers at 45 hours. Airfilters are cleaned religiously and replaced when needed. Shell Rotella 15w-40 year round and its very clean at 45 hours. My goal is to actually see how many hours I can get on these machines and motors.
 

uspw

LawnSite Member
Location
Attleborough, MA
65Hoss, wish I could afford Rotella LOL
 

walker-talker

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Midwest
uspw said:
65Hoss, wish I could afford Rotella LOL
How much is it? Nevermind...found it online for $2.99 a quart, not including shipping.
 
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