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I have a Kawasaki FH601V twin 19hp I have spark compression is 120 in both cylend…

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I have a Kawasaki FH601V twin 19hp I have spark compression is 120 in both cylenders valve adjustment at .010 Tried different plugs coil gap .010. Moved coils can't get engine to run correct Seems to run on only one cyl. Any ideas. Engine has 700 hours fuel issue?
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Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you! Have you ran a cylinder test to see if one cylinder is all the problem? Loosen the spark plug wires and remove one at a time. If engine dies when either wire is removed, the opposite cylinder is not firing. That will tell where to concentrate the effort. Lets start there.
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