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Onan 6.3NHL-3CR Brought Home


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Old 09-12-2017, 08:14:07 AM
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what did it wind up costing if I may be nosey, looking at a gasoline powered one not far from me, thanks
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easy to work on it cart !!!!

be careful
likely a bit top heavy

neat factory dual fuel
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:51:30 AM
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Good looking genny, I had one in my last motor home, except mine was gasoline only, all I ever did to it was change oil & filter-es, in the ten or so years I had it. I have the newer BGM/Marquise series in my present MH, and wish it were the NH.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:02:41 PM
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I'm going to convert it to a vapor system by changing the plumbing on the inlet side of the regulator to a larger line. The propane hookup is a 1/2" ID line @ 10psi. I'll see how it behaves on that. If it doesn't play nice, then I have a "Cobra" regulator that will work with vapor which will bolt on in place of the Impco "J".

The cart is actually a lot more sturdy than I thought it would be. The steel tubing and angle iron I built it with is pretty thick, and I used 3/8" rebar posts for the cross supports. While I still had the generator slung from the engine crane, I tried shoving it around to see how solid it was and easy it would be to tip over. It's quite solid. Couldn't make it sway at all, and couldn't push it over. Obviously on uneven ground that will change a bit, but all I need it to do is roll up onto the concrete pad. It'll stay there unless it needs repair beyond what I can do "in place", or I move.

As to what it cost, I got the generator for $300. It had a couple issues to resolve, but the seller was able to demonstrate it running and producing power under load. The cart I built out of scrap steel tubing and angle iron. Heavy stuff that's overkill for what it's doing, but it was free. The wheels were free out of a scrap pile a friend had. I bought a couple 3/4" bolts to make the axle with (about $10 for grade 8). So far I'm well under $400.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:25:16 PM
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Default Re: Onan 6.3NHL-3CR Brought Home

That looks like a walbro lua carb? any chance of a close up of where they are feeding the propane into the carb.

interested to see possibly could still use gasoline? but usually not. thanks Ed.
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Here you go. I don't think this carb can be used for gasoline. The propane is fed into the bottom of the bowl. Don't see any provision for a gasoline inlet. I think this is a dedicated propane unit. However, I'm not that familiar with these. Definitely a Walbro carb though. It kind of reminds me of the carbs used on some of the older Briggs opposed twins.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:12:42 PM
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Thanks, looks like its fed where the gasoline line would go, to the left would be the power jet. Looks plugged. Possibly could rig a T there w/shutoff.

Most likely no internals, will stick with my spud, thanks again.
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