I just purchased a 30kW Kohler generator with 4 cylinder Hercules G-2300 powered by natural gas. A 24 volt motor on the end of the generator turns the motor to start it and charges the battery. What are the chances that this starter will be powerful enough to start a VW diesel engine?
There is no bearing at the engine end of the generator, the generator shaft is coupled directly to the flywheel. Will the main bearing in the VW engine be able to handle the weight of this arrangment?
I appreciate any opinions on these matters as I am thinking of reselling the unit and finding something more suitable to convert.