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Old 07-12-2011
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Originally Posted by rjtoles View Post
Generator Kohler 12.2 Jasper diesel engine. It's the age old story, generator overhears and shuts down. This is what I do know. The fan is working, new motor last year, opener the radiator cap and there is water movement, pump should be functioning. Now all I can think is that the thermostat is bad and not opening. It runs well for quite a while then shuts down. I have to wait I'll it cools otherwise will only start and run for a couple of minutes. When this initially happened the radiator was a little low but adding coolant didn't help. any other thoughts. This is not a pressurized radiator FYI.
Maybe it need a radiator flush, cleaning, or recore.
Bill & Patty
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