To ensure safe operation please read the following statements and understand their meaning. Also refer to your equipment owner's manual for other important safety information. This manual contains safety precautions which are explained below. Please read carefully. WARNING Warning is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that can cause severe personal injury, death, or substantial property damage if the warning is ignored.
• Dependable, maintenance free electronic ignition ensures fast, easy starts time after time. • A reciprocating balance system ensures smooth running and low vibration. • Kohler engines are easy to service. All routine service areas (like the dipstick and oil fill, air cleaner, and carburetor) are easily and quickly accessible.
Petroleum Institute) service class SG, SH, SJ or higher. Select the viscosity based on the air temperature at the time of operation as shown in the following table. RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADES Kohler 10W-30 5W-20, 5W-30 °F -20 °C -30 TEMPERATURE RANGE EXPECTED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE * Use of synthetic oil having 5W-20 or 5W-30 rating is °...
Gasoline/Alcohol blends Gasohol (up to 10% ethyl alcohol, 90% unleaded gasoline by volume) is approved as a fuel for Kohler engines. Other gasoline/alcohol blends including E20 and E85 are not to be used and not approved. Any failures resulting from use of these fuels will not be warranted.
(air cleaner, exhaust, charging, cooling, fuel pump, etc.), application, engine speed and ambient operating conditions (temperature, humidity, and altitude). Kohler reserves the right to change product specifications, designs and equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
Do not make further attempts to start the engine until the condition is corrected. Do not jump start using another battery (refer to Battery). See your Kohler Engine Service Dealer for trouble analysis. 4. For Operation - after the engine starts: a.
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized Kohler service outlet. WARNING: Accidental Starts! Disabling engine.
The oil will flow more freely and carry away more impurities. Make sure the engine is level when filling, checking, or changing the oil. Always use a genuine Kohler oil filter. Use chart below to determine part number to order. Oil Filter Part No.
6. Reinstall the air cleaner cover and secure with the two knobs. 7. When precleaner replacement is necessary order genuine Kohler Part No. 20 083 03-S. Service Paper Element Check the paper element every two months or every 25 hours of operation, (more often under extremely dusty or dirty conditions).
Champion RC12YC (Kohler Part No. 12 132 02-S). RFI compliant engines use a Champion QC12YC (Kohler Part No. 20 132 02-S) spark plug. A high-performance spark plug, Champion 3071 (Kohler Part No. 25 132 12-S) is also available.
Low Permeation SAE 30 R7 rated fuel line; certified to meet CARB requirements. Standard fuel line may not be used. Order replacement hose by part number through a Kohler Engine Service Dealer. IMPORTANT ENGINE INFORMATION THIS ENGINE MEETS U.S. EPA AND CA 2005 AND LATER AND EC STAGE II (SN:4) EMISSION REGS FOR SI SMALL OFF–ROAD ENGINES...
Once in commercial use, the engine will thereafter be considered a commercial use engine for the purposes of this warranty. Our obligation under this warranty is expressly limited, at our option, to the replacement or repair at Kohler Co., Kohler, Wisconsin 53044, or at a service facility designated by us of such parts as inspection shall disclose to have been defective.
Engines produced in 2006 or later are warranted for two years in California. In other states, 1997 and later model year engines are warranted for two years. If any emission related part on the engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Kohler Co. free of charge.
Kohler Co. reserves the right to deny warranty coverage if the engine has not been properly maintained; however, Kohler Co. may not deny warranty repairs solely because of the lack of repair maintenance or failure to keep maintenance records.