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Kohler 6.5 old iron


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Old 07-27-2013, 10:24:27 PM
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Default Kohler 6.5 old iron

I picked up this generator for the taking, I was told it runs and makes power but the end bell bearing is shot. I have not done anything with it yet but will post up progress as I go along. I did a bad job with the pics of the numbers on the tag and I did not write the number down so next time I am at the shop I will get the numbers and post them up.
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Default Re: Kohler 6.5 old iron

Nice little machine once you get it cleaned up and sorted out. I believe the bearing is a very common part and was used across a lot of the product lines - part number is X-797 if memory serves me correctly - verify that with a parts manual for sure.

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Kohler 6.5RM61
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Default Re: Kohler 6.5 old iron

I changed the bearing in mine. The housing is aluminum. I manufactured a device to pull the bearing that did not stress the fragile housing. It took me about 4 patient hours. I bought a new one at Texarkana bearing. I also replaced the ends on the throttle and adjusted it.
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The bell bearing looks new and full of grease...hmm? The po said it made noise. It has a magneto no regular coil. The fuel pump is not connected it was being gravity feed. So the pump may not work, all the pump lines to the carb are gone. I may be able to get a pump kit from Then and Now in mass. They make all kinds of pump rebuild kits.

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I checked the kohler over today, oil control box was pretty good a newish mouse nest but no damage. I blew it out (with a mask) and sprayed the box down with contact cleaner. Took off the dryer plug the PO must of back fed with it. Cleaned the plugs. Put a small tank on put a little gas in it. So I went and got my big battery I use for the Onan connected it and gave her a whirl. She popped 3-4 times then nothing, I pulled the plugs out and it was getting gas, So I clipped a plug on and spun her again...nothing no spark I figured the points were dirty so I tried to get the cover off the mag but the bottom right hand screw I could not get too so I have to get a flexable screw driver to get to it. So I put all the othe screws back in and thought I'll spin her again.... Spark! right until I put the plug in and then nothing. She's playin with me you little bitc well you know what I mean. Tomorrow another day I'll try then.

wico model x serial 2485d mag, condenser FXH2024

I worked on it this morning, I cleaned the points without taking them out and I got some spark on the points after a bit but not that great and still intermittent . I figured I should pull them out, not a easy task with the mag in place but I have them out and the condenser. The points have a little pit but not bad I can clean them up. The condenser has surface rust on it ,so I think I will replace it. I remember when we were kids Our shop teacher would pass around condensers in class dead ones and charged ones.
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Called around today looking for a condenser no luck fxh2024 anyone have suggestions?
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Go to your local auto parts store and find a condenser that has the same mounting. If necessary, modify the terminal and wire length to match your old condenser and install it. All condensers are rated very similar whether for magneto or battery ignition. It's not rocket science.
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So it will not start, I tried but the mag is worn, I am not spending a lot of time with this so it is a parts machine now. Pm if interested
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Ok , this kolher is free for the taking, if you want it it is in Colchester, Ct. PM for directions
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