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Old 11-26-2018, 06:03:10 PM
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I have a lead on an Onan diesel generator, the model # is ODJC-3CE/2236AA.
Could the experts on this forum please explain the details concerning this model. The price is right but the hauling distance is over 6 hours, don't know if the engine is loose, or many details.
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:15:35 PM
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Not an Ex-purt, but the price better by around Scrap rate from the looks...

And I'll bet it's thirsty.
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:19:24 PM
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Default Re: Give me the Good, Bad, and Ugly

You are missing the first part of the model number like 12.0DJC maybe?
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:30:15 PM
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Makes me kinda whine a bit when I see a nice genset like that and also see that some one could care less how they looked after it.
The twin cylinder in the left background looks even worse...waaaaaa.
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:34:27 PM
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Hmmm,, I wonder what happened to the truck that ran it over. With a 12 hour round trip I'd pass on it even if it's free. It needs a ton of work and who knows how long it's been sitting out in the weather.
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:40:32 PM
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As much as I like the j series sets, a 12 hour haul for that one wouldn't be on my "to do" list.
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I have been working on Onan's since 1980. I would pass on that one. Unless he brings it to you and pays you to take it.
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As much as I like the j series sets, a 12 hour haul for that one wouldn't be on my "to do" list.
I will second the above posts. JC parts can be hard enough to come by, DJC parts can be even worse & more expensive.
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The correct # is 12.ODJC-3CE/2236AA. Asking price is 150 for it and 3 other wrecks laying around. If not restorable, should be worth it just for parting out. Am I wrong?
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There are a few people like me that would buy some parts of them. I would be interested in DJB parts and perhaps some of the parts from the DJC if its not a runner.
You could probably make your money back but it wont be right away.
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