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What Have You Done to Your Onan Generator Today?


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Old 01-19-2013, 10:45:13 PM
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Default What Have You Done to Your Onan Generator Today?

Maybe this will take off, maybe it won't or has been done.

I ran my 4cck under 90% load for 3 hours today then did an oil change. Ran great under load everything was in specs until I unplugged my stuff. Everything climbed (volts/hertz), throttle was closed as far it would go adjusted the carb and got everything back down. I also learned I need to buy more heavy duty cords if I want to be really prepared.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:50:42 PM
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Didn't get to play my gen today was trying to figure the wiring out on my daughters horse trailer.
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Today, I did nothing except look at my RDJC with appreciation.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:56:20 PM
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Sounds like the 3 hour run time and the 90% load did the CCK good. got er warmed up good and probably cleared out all the old fuel etc and you picked up on your rpm,s so you had to slow her back down to 1800 rpm. me i am working on a CCKB onan i am trouble shooting got no spark, but getting close got lots of good help here on the stak.
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I worked on getting some of the old oil and crud off my newly acquired 44H, which looks an awful lot like an OTC.
Brake clean is doing a good job so far.
Also dug out a new set of wheels to replace the tiny lawn edger wheels on the cart.
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I did nothing today to the generator but I did put an outside outlet box to run power from the gen into the house to my inverter without having to open the basement window. It was a bit of a PITA but it will make life easier in the long run.
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I set up the exhaust on my 7.5 Jb. Also, installed A thru wall vent. Tomorrow I will find a place to set the battery. Then hopefully give it a long run, check the specs and make some fine tuning.
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Looked at my AC regulator sitting on a table, wondered when I would get a chance to fix it,,,,,,,,got over it, went to store for food and beer.
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"....until I unplugged my stuff. Everything climbed (volts/hertz), throttle was closed as far it would go....."

I hope you are not using your idle stop screw to set the no-load engine speed (1800 RPM). That speed should be maintained by governor action only. You should be able to manually move the throttle down to an acutal idle (do this only with NO loads conneted to the generator). Sounds like once it got warmed up it wanted to run considerably faster than it should because it could not close the throttle down.
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Looked at my AC regulator sitting on a table, wondered when I would get a chance to fix it,,,,,,,,got over it, went to store for food and beer.

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