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"BRUTUS" my Onan 2.5LK failed.

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Old 09-10-2017, 08:38:10 AM
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Default Re: " BRUTUS , " my Onan 2.5LK failed .

Originally Posted by len k View Post
TIP ..... if the cap you salvage from a TV or radio shack has a +/- or positive/negnative markings on it then it's a polarized type cap and I wouldn't use it as cap will likely die, because in use it will see both polarities ( ei will be reversed polarized 1/2 the time). But in an emergency maybe it will last long enough?? Might fail in a few minutes or days, don't know.
Or...If you have two polarized caps of double the required value, wire them in series -/- or +/+ to simulate a non polar cap
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Default Re: "BRUTUS" my Onan 2.5LK failed.

Originally Posted by Esteban32696 View Post
Someone suggested a conversion to electronic ignition, but I don't know anything about that. Is there a " kit " for doing this ?
I don't know the specifics for a conversion for a 2.5LK, but if you had a 6.5NH like dracer or similar genset it can be done using an OEM Onan electronic ignition and still retain the OEM points setup as a redundant ignition backup system in case one fails. I did it to my NH with excellent results and switching between the two ignition systems is only a flip of a toggle switch.

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Default Re: "BRUTUS" my Onan 2.5LK failed.

in fact I did replace my cond with a electronic from kirk engines , two other ones that I picked up I put the gm ign module on them thy work good, the info is on the form on how to do it
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Alternate electronic ignition systems, convenient list of links
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