280 Sundancer Generator Carb Removal

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  1. BRANDON43

    BRANDON43 New Member

    8
    Apr 16, 2016
    Houston
    2004 280 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3 MPI
    My 2004 280 Dancer generator is hunting and maybe it's time to clean the carb. Has anyone removed their carburetor from a Kohler 5e? If so, what is the best approach, since it is very congested. The water tank is butted up to the generator and was thinking of removing it. Any help here is appreciated.
     
  2. equilit

    equilit New Member SILVER Sponsor

    24
    Mar 18, 2016
    West Michigan
    2004 280 DA 496 Mag BIII - Simrad NSS7 Evo2 / Simrad 4G
    1996 Four Winns 190 Horizon OMC Cobra Dlx
    Mercruiser 496 Mag BIII (280 DA)
    Volvo Penta / OMC Cobra 190 HP (190 Horiz)
    I replaced the carb on my Kohler 5E last year. It's a pain to get to but I wouldn't pull the water tank completely. If you remove the table storage and disconnect the straps that go over the top of the water tank, you can slide the water tank to the left. I managed to get enough room to get the breather/cover off the left side and the carb was easier to get to after that. It would be a heck of a lot easier with the tank out completely but getting to the screws on the straps behind the tank seems nearly impossible. Good luck.


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  3. Curtiss

    Curtiss Member

    32
    Dec 2, 2016
    Sarasota, Fl
    280 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3 Mercruisers with Alpha 1's
     
  4. Curtiss

    Curtiss Member

    32
    Dec 2, 2016
    Sarasota, Fl
    280 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3 Mercruisers with Alpha 1's
    Brandon,
    Did you end up doing this project? I'm in the middle of it now and couldn't get the carb out. i'm going to try and move the water tank over to the left some.
     
  5. BRANDON43

    BRANDON43 New Member

    8
    Apr 16, 2016
    Houston
    2004 280 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3 MPI
    Curtiss,
    Sorry for the delay, but I've been out. Yes I did complete that project with very little trouble. To remover the water tank, you will need to cut the water intake line and vent line. I simple use a brass fitting to splice them back together. I took off the strap that holds the water tank down and simply turned the tank enough to allow access to the side of the generator. ( empty the water tank make this much easier)

    Brandon
     
  6. mjoplin

    mjoplin Member

    113
    Oct 10, 2016
    Houston, TX
    2005 Sundancer 280
    Twin 4.3 Mercruiser
    You might replace the anti-deiseling solenoid while cleaning the carb on the generator. I think that was the issue on mine causing the hunting. Working fine now with replacement carb, solenoid, and new plugs.
     
  7. eweise

    eweise Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    454
    Aug 23, 2013
    Jacksonville, FL
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3L 220 HP, Alpha 1 Drives, 5E Genny, AC
    Do you have the part number for this anti-diesel Inc solenoid. I am just about to order a new carb and choke repair kit. Probably would be a good idea to replace that solenoid as well. Thanks.
     
  8. mjoplin

    mjoplin Member

    113
    Oct 10, 2016
    Houston, TX
    2005 Sundancer 280
    Twin 4.3 Mercruiser
    Here are the pages from the parts manual. If you want the full manual, PM an email address and I can send you the documentation I have in PDF. -Mike
     

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  9. eweise

    eweise Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    454
    Aug 23, 2013
    Jacksonville, FL
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3L 220 HP, Alpha 1 Drives, 5E Genny, AC
    I know that as the fuel shut off solenoid. It is supposed to come with the carb. I do have the manual. Thanks for the information. Had not heard it called an anti-dieseling solenoid before though.
     

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