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Fire Series Arcticles

Kawasaki Engines:
 
The most reason for failure is when they are not stored properly.  Apparently something that JD used in there plastic causes gas that isn't stabalized to gel up and gum up your carbs.  I melted a piston this year so I have learned my lesson.  Make sure to get your carbs cleaned.  This one simple task will help to avoid a large bill for engine damage.

Another problem which some sites and people will tell you, is that crankshaft seals tend to fail.  This is not true, as long as you store your sled properly, and do proper maintenance procedures.  I have talked to a couple of people who used to work on John Deere sleds, and they said they never seen a crankshaft seal failure.  Treat your sled good, and it will treat you and your wallet good.

"Here are some arcticles out of a technical service manual."  Please be patient as articles take a while to load.

Click HereDiagnose Malfunctions

Click HereDisassemble Engine Part 1

Click HereDisassemble Engine Part 2

Click HereDisassemble Engine Part 3

Click HereDissamble Engine Part 4

Click HereInspect Cylinders

Click HereInspect Crankshaft

Click HereInspect Crankcase

Click HereMeasuring Crankshaft End Play

Click HereInstalling Cylinders and Heads

Click HerePart 2

Click HereMeasurments

Click HereInstall Stator and Flywheel

Click HereInstalling Exterior Components

Click HereRecoil Starter Part 1

Click HereRecoil Starter Part 2

Click HereRecoil Starter Part 3

Click HereRecoil Starter Part 4

Click HereRecoil Starter Part 5

Click HereCarb Malfunctions

Click HereChoke System

Click HereFloat System

Click HerePilot System

Click HereMain System

Click HerePower Jet System

Click HereRemoving and Disassebling Carb Part 1

Click HereRemoving and Disassebling Carb Part 2

Click HereCleaning Carb

Click HerePutting Carb Back Togther and Adjusting Part 1

Click HerePutting Carb Back Togther and Adjusting Part 2

Click HerePutting Carb Back Togther and Adjusting Part 3

Click HerePutting Carb Back Togther and Adjusting Part 4

Click HerePutting Carb Back Togther and Adjusting Part 5

Click HerePutting Carb Back Togther and Adjusting Part 6

Click HereJetting Chart