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Kohler Generator Maintenance

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My 95 Signature 310 has a Kohler generator in it, my guess is it's the original.

It ran fine last season and this past weekend it cranked right up after storage.

My question, do I need to annually change the coolant and oil on the generator? Are there any special things to do or watch out for?

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Just like the boats engine. The oil should have been changed out last fall with the filter. Fuel filter should be changed and the impeller should be checked too.

 

I would also check its battery and connections.

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It is a closed system with fresh water used to cool the closed system.

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So my kohler gen has clear coolant. I can not find it anywhere and need to add... any suggestions what is compatible? 

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You can get 50/50 mix just about anywhere. 

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yes you can get 50/50 anywhere but where can you find clear collant?? I have always been told mixing colors of coolant is not advisable.

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Perhaps start with the model and year, and determine what Kohler specifies and use that. Eliminates guessing.

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There is also a anode on the heat exchanger that you should change as needed.  Alot of people dont know that and it corrodes to nothing and then provides no protection. 

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