Five years ago, The Kohler motor would bog down and die under load no matter what I tried. It would idle all day long no problem. It may have had a bad cam shaft lobe.
Replacement kohler motor is running in the machine now and no more problems or oil leaks.
I recently discovered that running a water softener resin cleaner greatly improved the efficiency of my onboard water softener in the truck. I plan to use this product periodically to keep the softener running in tip top shape.
Two vac hoses into a two ported devastator filter will most definitely increase your vacuum. Love it! I used a y connector for awhile and thought it was plenty good until I tried out the devastator configuration. I will never go back to a y connector unless I absolutely had to for some reason.
The orange stuff is the actual resin material that attracts the minerals from the water to make it soft water. It can only hold onto to so much material before it needs to be recharged. The salt water rinses the resin clean so that it can then absorb more minerals. I recharge my softener about...