Winterizing Kawasaki FB460V ?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Road Ruler, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. Road Ruler

    Road Ruler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    Good day ..

    I recently purchased an older Ransomes 48" walk behind from the local small engine repair guy. It has the Kawasaki FB460V.

    He told me to drain the gas and leave dry for the winter months while storing. Is this the best advise for this engine? I have had good luck storing my other small engines with fresh stabilized fuel in the engine.

  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Best done as you have been doing on your other equipment, Draining the fuel could let the float needle valve dry out and become hard thus not seal (cause flooding) when fuel is put back in.
  3. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,208

    hello fellow Ontario'n :canadaflag:

    Either the dry way, as he told you, or the wet way, as you have been doing are OK. I also add a tablespoon of oil to the cylinders, and pull over to spread. Then after the plugs are back in, pull the cord till you feel the compression stroke, this will make both the valves closed. Valves can stick open, but never stick closed.

  4. Road Ruler

    Road Ruler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    Thnxs guys, good tips. I'm taking notes

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