Kawasaki Engines-water

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawn king, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,407

    Can anyone chime in on the kawasaki engines on lesco skid sprayers. I have the kawasaki 6 hp on my lesco hps machines and they are VERY water sensitive. Are the sprayer engines more water forgiving?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    I'm not familiar with the skid sprayer you speak of but I did have a similar problem with a 25 hp Kawasaki. It had the rubber plug wire boots and water would run down the wire into the boot and short the plug.
    I found the plug connector rusted and corroded.
    I slid the boot back on the wire then replaced the connector and put a coat of dielectric grease on it. Slid the boot back down and put a small wire zip tie on it. The customer is yet to have anymore problems since I done this.

    If you have the Bakelite plug boot screw it off the wire and check for corrosion or rust inside the boot and wire. Replace the boot and snip a little off the wire then add dielectric grease and re-install.

    Maybe this will help in your case also.
  3. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    I too have had problems w/ water. Mostly on the walk-behind stuff since it doesn't get as much use as the riders.
  4. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,407

    thank you very much. that is very helpful information.

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