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Can anyone offer comments on the Kohler Power Plant described and pictured below..? Power Plant Make: Kohler Model: 7.5 RMK 61 Serial: 251872 Spec: 45309 B.3.4.6.7 RPM: 1800 Battery: 12 volt Continuous KW: 7.5 K.V.A: 7.5 Amp: 82.6 Volts: 115-230 PF: 1.0 Phase: 1 Cycles: 60 Controller Make: Kohler Model: B-245379 Engine Make: Kohler Model: K-662 Fuel: Gasoline & LP/Natural Gas Governor Make: Pierce Model: GC 1468R2 Spec: 270341 Magneto Make: Fairbanks-Morse Rotation: CW Type: 20 Serial: 4925519 Spec: A270595 Pressure Regulator Make: American-Bosch 8-64 Model: Ensign RVF 75A1 Cust #: B-240402 http://home.att.net/~herb.niewender/power-plant-seq.jpg

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powermax_paul
I don't know, Dutch, what are you looking for? Looks like you have a lot of info. Is the unit working properly? Based on what I see, It seems to be a good solid unit if it's windings are still good. Kohler is as good as an engine gets. Parts may be expensive, but they're a good solid engine. Paul

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Paul, Years ago we had frequent power outages, but I had a large trailer mounted generator available, which I no longer have. For the past 20 years electric service has been very reliable, and I never bothered to hook up an auxiliary source. We just had our first heat wave this season, and our electric was off for 3 hours. The Y2K scare didn’t concern me, but development in this area does. I keep thinking of California. I don’t want to be uncomfortable or inconvenienced until the rates go up. When I acquired this power plant several years ago, I ran the engine on gasoline, and put a load on the generator. Since then, it has been in storage. I assume it is still okay, although it had no spark when I tried to start it today (I know you know how that goes). I have next to no experience with small air cooled engines. What I'm looking for is anything anyone can tell me about what I have here, good or bad, before I go to the trouble of pouring a pad, building an enclosure, and hooking this thing up to the house. Its age doesn’t overly concern me, but if this thing is a “turkey”, I’ll pursue another path. Maybe someone will know these power plants had problems with this or that, or were okay except for ______, or are the greatest thing since sliced bread, or weren't reliable when new, or who knows what.

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MPH
Dutch, I'd say if its all solid fix it up, kinda based on the fact it looks to run at 1360 rpm. I run an ole winco for years before I hooked up to store bought power that run at 1800rpm, with an 8hp briggs, It go 4 hours on a gal and 3-4 years on an engine. people I knew running newer ones that run at 3600 were lucky to get a year out of them. MPH

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