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|LX176||I had a spark plug blow out on a LX176. The dealer had to remove the head and install a spark plug insert. The bill reads 3.66 hours to complete this repair which seems like a long time to me. Can anyone tell me if this seems excessive or how long something like this should really take? Thanks!
|Bruce||In my opinion, this isn't at all excessive for this job. In fact, I think it was pretty fast! This isn't like removing a head from, say, an air-cooled Briggs engine! This is a water-cooled Kawasaki...the entire shrouding has to come off, the carb & intake, the exhaust, and the head. Then there's the actual insert work on the head, cleanup of the surfaces, new gaskets,... and re-assembly. The coolant also needs to be drained, and replaced. I've worked on a ton of these engines,...and don't see how a decent job of it could be done much quicker than that. Hope this eases your mind a little?
|LX176||Bruce - thanks for the info. FYI the LX176 is the air cooled Kawasaki. I believe it is the LX178 that is water-cooled. None the less, your comments are helpful - thanks!