Friday, January 9, 2009

Kohler Generator

I started on a new project yesterday. I salvaged this old generator that was on it's way to the dump. It is a 8.5 kw Kohler, powered by a 18hp Lister diesel. It has sat outside for a few years and the engine has become stuck with a little bit of rust in one of the cylinders. I am going to try to get it fixed up. So far I have taken the top end off of the engine and most of it looks to be in great shape. I think it will only need a simple honing of the cylinders, a new set of rings, new gaskets, and some general cleaning up and adjusting.

It has been a very interesting engine to work on. I am looking forward to hearing it run.

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