Welcome to Carver Yachts Owners Forum

We are a boating forum for owners of Carver Yachts to enthusiastically discuss all aspects of Carver Boat ownership. Whether you are looking for your first Carver or currently own one, you are sure to feel at home on CarverYachtOwners.com

You are currently viewing our board as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to searching the forum topics, post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Kohler generator for dummies, questions

Discussion of batteries, chargers, wiring, generators, distribution panels, battery switches, etc.
User avatar

sep4086
Scurvy Dog
Scurvy Dog
Posts: 14
Joined: November 6th, 2015, 6:34 pm
Vessel Info: 1990 3867 SANTEGO
Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Kohler generator for dummies, questions

Postby sep4086 » January 1st, 2018, 11:53 am

To me it sounds like the water pump impeller might be weak and needs to be replaced. If you have good water flow out the exhaust pipe then maybe the thermostat or the high temperature sensor might be bad.

User avatar

United States of America
Keith S
Scurvy Dog
Scurvy Dog
Posts: 36
Joined: October 4th, 2017, 6:02 pm
Vessel Info: 2005 38 Super Sport
Location: Oceanport, NJ
Been thanked: 21 times

Re: Kohler generator for dummies, questions

Postby Keith S » January 3rd, 2018, 2:41 pm

I would suggest that when someone is looking for advice on a generator to post the exact model you have. I work on these for a living and each model has it's own quirks and issues. What may be great advice for one model may have nothing to do with a different model. Of course generic things like replace the impeller regularly apply to all.

Canada
Viper
CYO Supporter
CYO Supporter
Posts: 3670
Joined: July 10th, 2015, 9:58 pm
Vessel Info: 1989 Carver 3807
Location: Ontario, Canada
Has thanked: 225 times
Been thanked: 887 times

Re: Kohler generator for dummies, questions

Postby Viper » January 3rd, 2018, 10:26 pm

++1
Always best to provide as much information about the hardware as possible.
User avatar

United States of America
Nharrison5
Captain
Captain
Posts: 251
Joined: May 9th, 2016, 9:16 am
Vessel Info: 2006 Carver 33 SS with 6.0 Crusader engines
Has thanked: 55 times
Been thanked: 21 times

Re: Kohler generator for dummies, questions

Postby Nharrison5 » March 16th, 2018, 10:19 pm

glazingguru wrote:Source of the post Well, I figured it out and it wasnt that hard. HOWEVER, the damn thing still ran for a while and then shut itself off. I couldnt figure it out so I asked a mechanic to look at it. Come to find out, the wet muffler was shot and leaking into the bilge. The guy said it was even possible it could leak while not being run??? Anyway, I am replacing it and I hope that cures the problem with it shitting itself off because I suspect it was overheating.


I had the problem with the Benny shutting off last year on a Kohler 7.3E. Turned out, all it was, was that the oil level was low. Evidently, they don’t like being run with the oil low just a little.
User avatar

United States of America
mjk1040
Admiral
Admiral
Posts: 1455
Joined: July 30th, 2015, 8:15 am
Vessel Info: 1998 355 AC/MY "Deja Vu"
Location: Savannah, NY
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 215 times

Re: Kohler generator for dummies, questions

Postby mjk1040 » March 17th, 2018, 3:35 pm

Glazerguru, in ur original post u stated u shut the shore power off at the panel. The Panel mains have to be on in order to get electric from the generator. U should have a relay in the system that automatically switches from shore power supply to genny power supply. Or you can unplug the shore power to be sure. I just serviced our 1998 kohler genny and by the looks of things the impleller may have been changed once in 20 years. It was in bad shape. Fuel filter was original and I was unable to remove the anode pencil, all I got was the threaded brass end. That being said I try and run the genny every time we can with a load on it. U got to use it or u will lose it.
Mike :down:
I'd Rather Be Boating!
1989 Sea Ray Seville
1986 Carver Mariner 32'
1990's Thompson 22' Cuddy Cabin
1990's 4Winns 245 Vista Cruiser
1980's Thompson 19' Open Bow
User avatar

United States of America
The Dash
Scurvy Dog
Scurvy Dog
Posts: 11
Joined: February 22nd, 2017, 12:41 pm
Vessel Info: 1987 Carver 42Aft Cabin
Has thanked: 3 times

Re: Kohler generator for dummies, questions

Postby The Dash » April 19th, 2018, 11:39 am

Keith S, I have a problem with the original generator of my 1987 42 Aft Carver. The model is Kohler 7.5R27, Spec 106276A. Aside from its vintage making it hard to find replacement parts, the generator starts but only keeps running if I exercise the fuel pump priming lever. I replaced the fuel pump with aTacit electric cube style pump, now it won't start at all.
Any suggestions?

United States of America
tomschauer
CYO Supporter
CYO Supporter
Posts: 1673
Joined: March 28th, 2016, 10:52 pm
Vessel Info: 1998 Carver 355
Suspicious Fishes !
1990 Proline 17CC
2018 Regal 1900ESX
Location: upper chesapeake bay
Has thanked: 196 times
Been thanked: 404 times

Re: Kohler generator for dummies, questions

Postby tomschauer » April 19th, 2018, 7:33 pm

The fuel is polarity sensitive. If it runs backwards it doesn't pump any fuel. Try switching the polarity.

United States of America
tomschauer
CYO Supporter
CYO Supporter
Posts: 1673
Joined: March 28th, 2016, 10:52 pm
Vessel Info: 1998 Carver 355
Suspicious Fishes !
1990 Proline 17CC
2018 Regal 1900ESX
Location: upper chesapeake bay
Has thanked: 196 times
Been thanked: 404 times

Re: Kohler generator for dummies, questions

Postby tomschauer » April 19th, 2018, 7:34 pm

I meant the fuel pump, not the fuel it self. :banghead:
User avatar

United States of America
mjk1040
Admiral
Admiral
Posts: 1455
Joined: July 30th, 2015, 8:15 am
Vessel Info: 1998 355 AC/MY "Deja Vu"
Location: Savannah, NY
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 215 times

Re: Kohler generator for dummies, questions

Postby mjk1040 » April 19th, 2018, 7:38 pm

I thought you were being a Smart A** Tom!
Last edited by mjk1040 on April 19th, 2018, 7:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Mike :down:
I'd Rather Be Boating!
1989 Sea Ray Seville
1986 Carver Mariner 32'
1990's Thompson 22' Cuddy Cabin
1990's 4Winns 245 Vista Cruiser
1980's Thompson 19' Open Bow

United States of America
tomschauer
CYO Supporter
CYO Supporter
Posts: 1673
Joined: March 28th, 2016, 10:52 pm
Vessel Info: 1998 Carver 355
Suspicious Fishes !
1990 Proline 17CC
2018 Regal 1900ESX
Location: upper chesapeake bay
Has thanked: 196 times
Been thanked: 404 times

Re: Kohler generator for dummies, questions

Postby tomschauer » April 19th, 2018, 7:41 pm

Not this time Mike!

Return to “Electrical”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests