Kawasaki FC420V smoking problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by novared1@comcast.net, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. novared1@comcast.net

    novared1@comcast.net LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I have a Lesco walk behind with a kawasaki FC420V engine. When I'm cutting on a hill with the mower and the highest part of the hill is on the right it will smoke bad every time, but when the highest part of the hill is on the left it never smokes. This is a fairly new engine (last season I was told). Is this a oil baffle problem? Does anyone have any idea? Any response would be appreciated.

  2. mini14

    mini14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    sucken oil into the carb .... grade is too steep, u dont want to blow the engine do u..use a good ole lawnboy 2 cycle if u can find one.
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    It's the position of the crankcase breather in the block, That's normal on hills.
    Mow hills with the breather facing UP hill.
  4. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    Here in FLAT S.Florida large steep hills are not an issue unless you are cutting the TRASH MOUNTAIN:laugh:
    But I was always told the oil filter side of the engine should always be at the lowest point on an incline so oil is always pumping through the system.
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    You have a point there MM,
    But on this engine the oil pick-up screen is in the front center of the sump. If there were a lack of oil problem the unit shouldn't be on that steep of a hill to start with. :dizzy:
  6. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Might be there is too much oil in the engine.

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