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Old 12-31-2008, 02:58:49 PM
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One of the biggest governor problems with the PSG is dirty engine oil and it gets sludged up. You need to change oil regularly and use the proper type oil in the engine as it feeds the governor.

Another good thing is to get a steel wire tooth brush, and disconnect wires and clean the lugs one at a time (to keep them straight).

Somewhere I have manuals on these.

Also check with Sheppard AFB Tx, Electrical Power Production School. They can give you the (manuals) T.O. #s We covered them well when I went thru in 65. I didn't think the Army had these, I thought they were only Air Force, so TOs would be more plentiful.

The MB-Teen series I had were manufactured by International Fermont. I tried to find them also with no luck.

I also had some EMUs 10 and 11 (10 and 5 kw respectively) I would love to find an EMU 10 or an MB 19 or MB-18.

I would get into the electronics of them, which most guys ran from. I now do Huey Helicopter wiring and electronics. Guess what? The schematics are the same! If you can read any military schematics and diagrams, you can read them all. The military did something right for once!

I also loved the old PU-58Gs They never needed any work. They just ran ansd ran and ran and ran.

Had a PE-75 that we hardly ever could get started, but once it did, it ran good.

The main problem I had with the electronic ones was to keep up with corroded terminals. I like to solder all the stay-kons and wire brush them and that fixed most of the problems. Make sure to keep the wiring dry and clean.

Sure wish I could work on some of those babys again. The Hueys are also a lot of fun.

This post is the first one I ever found (this site) that brings back all the good times memories from 69 when I got out. I would love to go back to Thailand, and see the old places again.

I consider myself at DEPOT LEVEL service on the electronics.

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I have what I believe to be a MB15 16 or 17.

http://www.steelsoldiers.com/showthr...ghlight=genset

link to pictures. any idea what it is and where I can get parts to fix the generator. motor runs very good.
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jwaller,

You have an MB-17, 60 kw genset.

As for parts--best bet is to confirm the bad part(s), and go for a suitable commercial substitute. I don't know anyone that has any NOS or otherwise for the MB-teens anymore. Thats not to say parts definitely don't exist, just I haven't seen any in a very long time.

If not looking to keep original, and like installing conversions, I'd strip it and install a modern controller/regulator.

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thanks for the advise. any suggestions on what genset heads would install onto this engine?

do you think the generator is fine and it's just the controller that is bad? any ideas?
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Generator end is probably good, but there is an easy way to verify. If it runs, you can start it up with the Voltage regulation mode switch in manual. then bring up the Variac transformer knob and see if the voltage rises.

The control panel is going to be very hard to find any replacement parts for, and is complex (read-overengineered). Updating to a modern controller would just simplify alot for you, and increase the genset's reliability.

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Hi did you ever find any information on your generator
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