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Old 12-10-2012, 08:40 PM   #29
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I managed to complete the oil fill piping mod that Keyair pioneered on his Kohler generator. Using his parts list I went to the local Ace hardware and bought the needed supplies.

Using his pictures as a guide I removed the old filler piping using a sawzall. The cutting went a lot easier than I expected.

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As you can see there is an oily mess underneath the generator. And to think that area was spotless back in 2006 after I mounted the generator on drawer slides. In 6 years of mostly just sitting with very little run time on the generator it leaked this badly

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One thing I realized AFTER installing the 4" pipe with the coupling attached is 4" wasn't long enough for my genset. It was about 1/2" to short. Not sure why mine would end up being different that Steve's but it was. After looking at it for a while I realized that I could turn the Street Elbow around and use a close nipple between the coupling and the elbow. This pushed the Street Elbow out just about 1/2" which worked perfect, which meant I didn't have to run back to the hardware store

So for anyone else contemplating this mod (highly recommended) I would suggest verifying the length needed before installing the pipe. Once I had it installed I could not get it removed because I couldn't get a wrench on it.

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I did have to make one other mod as well. In the Tee where the pipe plug is installed I had to cut a section of the Tee off as it was to close to the metal pan. By sawing off about 1/4" of the Tee there was enough clearance. The plug itself is sitting high enough above the flange that it doesn't make contact even when starting and stopping.

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Hopefully this mod permanently solves the oil leak problem. One problem resolved, now about 200 more to go

Brad
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Awesome Brad!
You did the drawer slide mod which I copied... glad to give back!

Was your pipe loose like mine???
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Awesome Brad!

Was your pipe loose like mine???
I'm not sure loose would be the best description, partially installed might be more appropriate
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I'm not sure loose would be the best description, partially installed might be more appropriate

LOL...
Good stuff!
If the mod lasts another 25 years, I will be happy to be around to hear it!
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LOL...
Good stuff!
If the mod lasts another 25 years, I will be happy to be around to hear it!
It probably will but I doubt I'll be around that long...
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