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Kohler 10kw generator 2006 fuel filter casement

Discussion in 'Generators' started by Beau, Aug 15, 2017.

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  1. Beau

    Beau Senior Member

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    So a dock neighbor had a generator fuel line "pop" out of the center top of the casement (my word?) into which he screws his fuel filter. The exposed end looks like a 1/4" aluminum hose barb that one would put, well, a hose on. This pushes into the top of the casement and stays put with a minor tug, but anything stronger it pops out again. Does anyone know how this barb should be held in place. I can't seem to find a diagram? The casement also has two lines coming into the filter head from either side, and they have the traditional threaded fittings.
  2. 30West

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    Pictures...?
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    If the casement head is not compatible with aluminum there may be a corrosion issue on the threads of the barb ? Would be odd for kohler to make an error like that.
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    I'm having a problem putting a picture in my mind a figuring " Casement".
    Can you please offer a model number, and a pic of the hose in question.
  5. Beau

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    The Model is 10EOZD. When I'm able to get aboard I'll take some pictures. Thx
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    Thats the thing, the barb just seems to get pushed into the opening on the top of the casement head and is held in by the "barbs". No bolts, clips or lock screws that I can observe?
  7. Beau

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    so here are two pictures: barb inserted, barb pulled out. Carl I hope I sized these correctly? When I click on them they seem right.

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    I resized the pic and removed the duplicate images Beau. There are several image processors available on the web, or even on your phone/camera software.
  9. Beau

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    Thanks Carl I just can't seem to get that right. I'll speak with our IT guy for a tutorial. Thanks again
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    You need a new fuel filter bracket. Seen this before on similar Kohler unit. These also have a tendency to leak as well
  11. Capt J

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    Yup, the fitting is just press fit into it.
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    Thank you for the picture.
    Yep, It's broke.
    I would not try any fix'its with it on a fuel system.
    Do it rite and order a new assembly.
  13. Beau

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    Gentlemen

    As usual, thank you for your fine insights. He will be having it repaired professionally!

    Beau, regards
  14. 30West

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    Easy fix, not that you should do this, but it would be easy and cheap, and better than the original press-fit. Take off the bracket, drill and tap that hole for a threaded brass T-fitting, put two hose nipples on the T-fitting, reinstall. I walked out into the shop and put this together in about a minute, any plumbing shop will have the three fittings you need, and the drill and tap. The drill and tap part would require someone who knows a little about how to do it, pretty routine and quick for any auto/boat/plumbing/machine repair shop, and they should have the drill and tap. Hopefully this pic is small enough...? The hard part will be getting the bracket off, might as well get a new bracket if they are available and not crazy expensive.

    Other options would be to press it back in with Loctite 638 Retaining Compound, or drill and tap the bracket for a couple set-screws and put some sealant on the existing fitting before pressing it in and locking (gently) with set-screws. There are other more ghetto fixes I won't get into, but there are options if the new bracket isn't working out.
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  15. Beau

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    thanks 30West