Kawasaki FS600V

Kawasaki FS600VThe Kawasaki FS600V is a 0.6 l (603 cc, 36.8 cu-in) V-twin 90° air-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion small gasoline engine with vertical shaft, manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries LTd., for general-purpose applications, such as zero-turn riders, lawn and garden tractors and wide-area walk-behind mowers.

The FS600V has 90 degrees V-twin design with vertical PTO shaft, overhead V-valves, cast iron cylinder liners, and spherical combustion chamber. The engine is equipped with the electronic spark ignition system, internally vented carburetor with fuel shut-off solenoid, rotating grass chopper screen, integrated clean out ports. The motor uses a high-performance lubrication system and dual-element air filter.

The engine has an automatic compression release (ACR) system with bendix type starter. 13A or 20A charge coils, muffler, oil pressure switches, various oil drains are available as an option.

It has a 73.0 mm (2.87 in) cylinder bore and 72.0 mm (2.83 in) piston stroke. Compression ratio rating is 8.1:1. The Kawasaki FS600V produced 17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm or 18.8 PS (13.8 kW; 18.5 HP) at 3,600 rpm of maximum horsepower and 40.4 Nm (4.1 kg·m; 29.8 ft·lb) at 2,200 rpm or 44.1 Nm (4.5 kg·m; 32.5 ft·lb) at 2,000 rpm of torque.

General information

Engine Specifications
Model FS600V
Type 4-stroke, OHV, V-twin 90°
Displacement 603 cm 3 (36.8 cu-in)
Max. horsepower 17.3 PS (12.7 KW; 17.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
18.8 PS (13.8 KW; 18.5 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque (crank PTO) 40.4 Nm (4.1 kg·m; 29.8 ft·lb) at 2,200 rpm
44.1 Nm (4.5 kg·m; 32.5 ft·lb) at 2,000 rpm
Carburetor Internally vented with fuel shut-off solenoid
Cooling system Air-cooling
Ignition system Electronic spark ignition
Lubricating system Full pressure with spin-on oil filter
Starting system Bendix type starter
Charging system 13A or 20A charge coil (option)
Fuel used Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel consumption
Cooling system Pressurized forced circulation type

Dimensions and Weight

Kawasaki FS600V
Length, mm (in) 484 (19.1)
Width, mm (in) 434 (17.1)
Height, mm (in) 377 (14.8)
Dry weight, kg (lb) 36.7 (80.9)

Tightening torque specs

Tightening torque specs
Cylinder head 27.5 Nm; 2.75 kg·m; 20.3 ft·lb
Connecting rod 10 Nm; 1.0 kg·m; 7.4 ft·lb
Flywheel 56 Nm; 5.7 kg·m; 41.3 ft·lb
Crankcase cover 27.5 Nm; 2.75 kg·m; 20.3 ft·lb
Intake manifold 9 Nm; 0.9 kg·m; 6.6 ft·lb
Valve clearance lock nut 11 Nm; 1.1 kg·m; 8.1 ft·lb

Maintenance data

Engine
Maximum speed 3500 ± 100 rpm
Idle speed 1500 ± 100 rpm
Cylinder compression 4.5 kg/cm2 (64 psi) at 500 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve 0.10-0.15 mm (0.004-0.006 in)
Exhaust valve 0.10-0.15 mm (0.004-0.006 in)
Oil system
Oil type 4-stroke or an equivalent (SJ or higher class)
Recommended oil SAE 10W-40, 10W-30
Oil capacity (with filter changed) With oil filter: 2.1 litre
Without oil filter: 1.8 litre
Ignition system
Spark plug NGK: BPR4ES
Spark plug gap 0.7-0.8 mm (0.027-0.031 in)
Ignition coil air gap 0.2-0.4 mm (0.008-0.011 in)
Spark plug tightening torque 22 Nm; 2.2 kg·m; 16.2 ft·lb
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