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kawasaki fh580v 19hp valve cover

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by nickel2274, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. nickel2274

    nickel2274 LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 6

    I was replacing my valve cover, it was leaking a very little bit, and found these pieces sitting in the bottom of the cylinder. What the hell are they from? Two small metal pieces and a very small floppy spring. Mower runs great. HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!! WP_20130806_001.jpg WP_20130806_001.jpg

  2. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,774

    That would be what's left of yer intake valve stem seal. The engine will run fine without it, but might start smokin' at bit at startup, shutdown, load etc. Just keep an eye on the oil level.
    Eventually ya wanna get it fixed, but should be OK for the rest of the season.
    Did ya check yer valve clearances while you had it opened up?
  3. nickel2274

    nickel2274 LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 6

    no did not check clearance. I will probably take it apart to check. Thanks so much!!

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