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Kohler K161EP Propane engine (1967)

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Old 11-10-2011, 07:30:47 PM
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Angry Kohler K161EP Propane engine (1967)

First of all Hi everyone i'm a new member
I have just got a 2.5kw generator with a K161ep engine on hasnt run for 8yrs.after cylinder lube and cleaning it will fire on "easy start" (suggesting engine is basiclly OK)but wont fire on propane and also as soon as propane is turned on you can smell and hear it in the carb---surely this isnt right.
Can anyone give any suggestions or advise to whats wrong

Regards Ray
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Default Re: Kohler K161EP Propane engine (1967)

What type of demand regulator does this unit have?

The way "dry" fuel supplies work is by using engine vacuum to open a regulator and allow the fuel to flow. If there is no vacuum present (as if the engine stopped) then fuel stops flowing and the regulator locks off.

How's about posting a picture of the fuel system components so we can better tell what you've got?

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