It looks like the fuel pump
on my Kohler generator
has died. This happened about the same time that the fuel
line nipple pulled out of the fuel filter
housing. There are the first technical faults Iíve had with this generator
not caused by operator error, which I think it tremendously good considering the generator is 15 years old and now has 2000 hours on it (160 when I bought the boat 7 years ago).
The fuel pump
is a Carter rotary vane electric pump
of a common type, in production for half a century. The round one with three bolts on the top, and the funky WWII military style electrical
connectors on the bottom. This one:
They are not all that expensive from Kohler, but the UK distributor doesnít have them in stock. So why not just buy a Carter one? They are available here.
The only problem is that I donít know the fuel
pressure Ė they come in several different flavors. The most common type is the P4070, which delivers fuel at 4-6 psi.
This is good for carburetors Ė I used a pump like this on a BMW 2002ti I owned a million years ago, with Weber carbs. But I have no idea what the little Yanmar
needs. The Yanmar engine
is a three-cylinder, 1000cc, 3TNE74.
Anyone have any idea?