Big Generacs throwing Rods ?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Realslowww, Aug 28, 2013.

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  1. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Buy a Kohler...it prolly won't break.....
    But ...if it does...you won't have to look far to get it fixed...
     
  2. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There is a difference by talking to somebody at length for a half hour on the phone about the 100's of them they have sold as compared to a few paragraph post's on the net.

    With the net today I find a dealer good for warranty claims but most of the time I can get the stuff shipped to me the same day and get going easier rather than going to the dealer.

    I may have forgotten what the warranty was.

    The economy is becoming so efficient { unless it's GOV} it really is hard to make it in retail sales. As to weather the whole system will collapse because of this it may.
     
  3. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I here people complain about Kohlers but I like them, my biggest complaint is weak power curve on CARB models.
     
  4. Jeff in AL

    Jeff in AL LawnSite Senior Member
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    Very true, any real dealer should already stock the usual gaskets and the latest MDI coil kits!
     
  5. Jeff in AL

    Jeff in AL LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
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    This thread is reminding me of the State Farm commercial with the woman who says:

    Where did you hear that?
    The Internet.
    And you believed it?
    Yeah. They can't put anything on the Internet that isn't true.
    Where did you hear that?
    The Internet.
    Oh Look, here comes my date. I met him on the internet. He's a french model.


    Realslowww,
    I have said all I can say, and tried to help you as best as possible up to this point... I wish you the best with the decision you decide to make and hope it all works out!

    Jeff
     
  6. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You have only made 53 post's since 2000? why post now?

    The net is where it is at, all you have to do is research a little. I don't know what you are talking about, all the info I got on these engines has been by talking to dealers who sell them and people on the phone. The net has nothing to do with it.
     
  7. Jeff in AL

    Jeff in AL LawnSite Senior Member
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    Realslowww,

    First off, I'm not sure what my "53 posts since 2000" have to do with anything?
    Are you suggesting that I should be like you and post the same questions over and over then say to anyone who comments "well, I heard this" or "I heard from this guy" and disregard what anyone says, just to get my post count number up 1048 like you?

    Now, correct me if I am wrong here, but wasn't it YOU that started this thread "Big Generacs throwing Rods ? I heard some of the big 990 Generacs are known to have rod problems, any help on this ? would be great."

    So lets review so far, YOU asked a question, to which I gave you MY opinion as well as what my customers have said about the Generac engines and the probles I have seen... Why have I done this, to help you! On top of that, there have been many others to comment on the Generac engines... To which you have replied approx. 12 times just in this thread alone on what you have "heard" from someone else!

    I have read through A LOT of your threads/posts, I can't believe you only have 1048, but it seems like you have a pattern of b!tching about pretty much anything and everything... Then when things quiet down you ask again?

    I'm not exactly sure how else I can tell you this, but I will try one more time!
    I have tried to help you by giving you my opinion to your question... Take it or leave it... It is your money, do what you want with it... Best of luck to you!!!

    Since my secret decoder ring appears to be broken, can you please explain what the he!! the last part of your reply says?

    I ask this because, well, I don't understand it?
    You say "The net is where it is at"...then... "The net has nothing to do with it"
    So, which is it?

    Then in the middle part it is also a bit shady when you said "All the info I got on these engines has been by talking to dealers who sell them and people on the phone"
    But you have said prior that you didn't have any dealers near you? And that you talked to Mr. Wolf a few months ago... No mention of the info you got from the people here on LS though...


    At this point with everything you have heard and done, I would have figured you would have built the worlds best, toughest, fastest, most durable mower/engine combo!
     
  8. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Ditto....dittto....ditto....ditto....
    There's a few of these posters with nothing to offer but complaints...
    Don't let him ruin your day....thanx for your good solid advice over the years...

    Ya know....if he bought a kohler he wouldn't have anything to complain about.....
     
  9. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am just curious as to why you posted on my thread that is all.

    The net is where it is at to get hooked up with people to make purchases and knowledge, you can contact people through the net then meet face to face or phone, I can learn alot more by talking on the phone about who I am dealing with as compared to a computer key board.

    Before I fork out 2000 $ for a new motor I want the info on it so I probe and probe, I never go by what I read on the net for a final decision, I always talk to people over the phone and face to face, the info on the net is fine from you and I appreciate it.

    I have never owned a Generac so I want to know about them. Just because I have no local dealers at the moment does not mean I have not talked to people about them over the years, I demoed a Dixie that had one and found it had great power for the rating way better than my Kohler's.

    I appreciate your help, Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013
  10. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    All this jibberish back and forth on the net can be taken care of on the phone in a short conversation.
     
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