turning up the rpms

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by GreenClips, May 19, 2006.

  1. GreenClips

    GreenClips LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    hey i just wanted to know what you guys think. i have a toro walk-behind with a 15hp Kohler engine. it seems that it doesn't have much power.i think i have to turn the rpms up but I'm not sure. what do you think? if i do need to turn the rpms up how do i do this task?
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    First step is buy a tachometer. I got mine from www.tinytach.com the commercial version is what I purchased but both will perform well.

    Second is to see what your rpm's are at and if they are significantly under 3600rpms NO LOAD, you can proceed to turn them up.

    How many hours on the engine? It may just be getting worn out.

    Do not simply turn up the rpms without knowing what they are at...you will grenade your motor.
  3. GreenClips

    GreenClips LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    its got about 400 hours on it

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