Generator Issue - HELP
OK guys, in preparation for our first long weekend, I tested the generator at the slip. In the 9 months I have owned this boat, I have had the generator on 3 times, just to test it basically. I have always noticed that it runs smooth as silk, then sputters/runs rough for a while, then comes back. I assumed this was normal (Kohler 800 I believe).
Yesterday, I fired it up while running the AC wide open, a TV, a fan, and the stereo. The generator would run smooooth, the start coughing and back firing - sometimes sputtering for quite a while, then it smooooth out again. This kept going on and on. Then I took the load off and it went back to smooth followed by the rough/rattly period.
I really need it in tact for our long trip. Any suggestions??? The gen. set has been rarely used!
2001 Maxum 2700 SCR - Lake Mead, Nevada