Kawasaki Engine Idenitification
The model code is the first 6 characters (FH601V) and it is generally located on the engine block or fan shroud. the first two letters(FH) Indicate the series or engine family T or F indicates two stroke (T) or four stroke (F). The numbers 601 indicate the displacement of the engine with the numbers ending in 1 representing a relative displacement. The sixth character (V) indicates the crank shaft orientation (V) vertical and (D) horizontal.
The spec code (AS01) indicates the recipe of parts needed to make that engine, and help to identify what manufacturer that engine was made for and is crucial for parts look up.
What if the tag is missing?
it is possible to find out what engine is on a machine by using the carburetor stamping number. This number is stamped directly onto the carb and identifies the exact carb part number in abbreviated form such as 32349 or 4439B. With a
Five digit format
- Add 1500 to the beginning of the number
- Carb 32349 becomes part number 15003-2349
Four digit followed by a letter
- Add 31 to the beginning of the number
- Add 6100 to the end of the number
- Move the letter to the end
- Carb 4339B becomes part number 314439-6100B
Product Code Numbering Information
|This page will describe how product codes are composed. Product code for 2 & 4-cycle Engine and Power Products consist of 3 segments. The first segment is 6 digits, the second segment is 4 digits, and the third is 2 digits. The third segment can be omitted.
All digits have a meaning – for example this is an Engine product code:
|Model (Product) Classification Code
This letter shows product image as follows:
Development Order or Product Type Code
Unitized Engine and Transaxle
2 & 4 cycle engine – Unitized transaxle – Brushcutter – Hand held Edger
Hedge trimmer: Capacity code is shown by the blade length in mm.
Blower: Capacity code is shown by the maximum air volume in cubic feet / min rounded-up to nearest 100 number.
Pump: Capacity code is shown by the discharge port diameter in inches x10
Generator: Capacity code is shown by generator out put in wattage
Detail Type Classification Code
In the case of 4 cycle engines, PTO shaft configuration is described using the codes in the following table:
Specification Change Control Code
In certain design changes which affect the interchangeability, appearance, pricing, etc. this code is changed alphabetically.
Main Market Code
In the case for the U.S.A. market, the code is S.
This code is used to identify different specifications of the same model. The differences could be types of control panels, mufflers, starting options etc.
Additional Control Code
This code is an additional control code for specifications such as packaging.