Since the last thread concerned a generator issue. I have my own issue with a Kohler, model 8E. Generator starts up easily, then shuts down after 4 seconds. This happens every time. First I thought it was a fuel issue since the generator sat idle for a few months. Carb was taken apart, cleaned and re-adjusted. Impeller was checked for blockage. Elect fuel pump was checked for pressure. Generator still only starts and then shuts down after 4 seconds. I bypassed the Oil pressure switch, High temp switch at different times. No help from Kohler. I was referred to the closest authorized repair facility. They want to come down to diagnose the problem at a $95. per hour charge plus $2.40 a mile. The shop is 140 miles away. SO I am trying to diagnose the problem myself. Any ideas?