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Where are the timing marks on a Kawasaki 18 hp engine lawn

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Where are the timing marks on a Kawasaki 18 hp engine lawn mower engine
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

The timing marks are actually internal on the crankshaft gear and the camshaft.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We have it apart and are looking at it
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Depending on the age of the engine you should see either a dot or a line on the crankshaft gear at one of the teeth. The camshaft will either be a dot or a little notch between the teeth on the gear.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do u have to line them up
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Line them up ?
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Yes you want the two marks lined up together in order to have the engine in proper time. If you don't the engine will not usually start due to the valve timing being off and the spark will not be at the right time.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
K thanks
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Thank you it has been a pleasure to assist you.

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