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Kawasaki FH500V Spitting Raw Gas Out Of Carb

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by grumpyfat, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. grumpyfat

    grumpyfat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2


    I an Exmark ZTR with a Kawasaki FH500V 17hp Motor. About a week ago it was running very slow with NO power. We pulled the left side valve cover & discovered a bent push rod. We replaced both pushrods & put back together. When we started the mower, raw gas started spitting out of the carb. We removed the carb & cleaned it with carb cleaner (Carb was NOT dirty).

    We also replaced the fuel filter, air cleaner, both spark plugs & regapped the valves to .005. Also changed oil & filter.

    The mower has ~400 hrs.

    ANY help with this is GREATLY APPRECIATED.


  2. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    Are the valves carboned up???
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  3. grumpyfat

    grumpyfat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    We did not pull the head all the way off - We don't know if valves are carboned up? - The old spark plugs were pretty carboned up & looked the same, black, dirty with carbon build-up. BUT, electrodes were not burnt, both plugs were equal in gap.

    Thank You

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