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1988 Kawasaki Mule 1000 Engine Noise


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I just purchased a 1988 Mule. There is a lot of noise coming from the engine and I am having problems with the carburetion. Someone told me that the noise was not uncommon for this model but I would appreciate feed-back from anyone with similar experience. Additionally, I am having trouble finding the serial no, on this unit.

Thanks in advance!

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First off, Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new mule. You know, the reputation on those older models are what made people buy the newer stuff. As far as it having a lot of noise. Noise issues are tough to diagnose without actually hearing it. You might want to post a video. Are we talking top, or bottom end noise? As to the carburetor I'm guessing, you could put a carburetor kit in yourself, without much trouble. With most rebuilds of this type, you stay away from the jets, and focus on a good cleaning. The hardest part being the float. Worst case scenario, you have to take the carb to the dealer for a re - rebuild. And speaking of the dealer, they can definitely tell you where the serial no. is. My first stop when I buy a piece of equipment, is to get a factory service manual. It's always worth the money.

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