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Kawasaki FJ180V Engine

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mcdansley, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. mcdansley

    mcdansley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I have a Kawasaki FJ180V (6 hp) on a commercial Snapper 21" walk-behind mower. Is this engine suppose to be quiet. Mine is quite noisy. The only comparison that I have is to a 5.5 hp Briggs I/C engine on my Toro Super Recycler. I thought that these engines should be quieter than most.
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    When you say noisy are you talking about exhaust or just engine noise alone ?
     
  3. mcdansley

    mcdansley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I think its just engine noise. But talking to other people, it might be the mower/blade combination (snapper/ninja). Others are saying that other makers with the same engine is quieter because of blade mass, governing, etc...
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    That is a very good possibility on the blade,I've never heard of a Briggs engine thats quieter than a Kawasaki or Honda.
     

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