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What Have You Done to Your Onan Generator Today?


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Old 02-05-2013, 08:53:10 PM
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Thanks. 1975 Gravely 816 (16.5 hp Onan CCKA). It's my newest model year. Oldest is a 1966. Ten tractors at this point, which is why I really have to try and not catch "green fever" too! The CCK would'nt be the only thing living in a "doghouse".
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Thanks. 1975 Gravely 816 (16.5 hp Onan CCKA). It's my newest model year. Oldest is a 1966. Ten tractors at this point, which is why I really have to try and not catch "green fever" too! The CCK would'nt be the only thing living in a "doghouse".
Just keep repeating, "I don't have an addiction, I don't have an addiction"....
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:08:46 PM
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...having a metal lathe set up makes stuff like this trivial. Don't know how many quick little things like that I've made....
Oh yeah. Anyone with Onanitis should just stay away from machine tools. Very bad - Just as heavy, time-consuming, expensive and fun ...
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you know,,, of all the one off goofy little things,,, having a metal lathe set up makes stuff like this trivial.
That can also be an addiction. Need a small one to do the small stuff, need a ragged out one to do the dirty or rough work and a big one to do the big jobs. At least that what I tell the wife.

As far the original question, I "paid for" a 2.5LK and a 5.0CCK from an online city auction. Have to pick them up Friday to see what shape they are in. The price was right so I can always usw them for spare parts if they require too much to get them functional.


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Old 02-06-2013, 11:29:07 AM
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Oh yeah. Anyone with Onanitis should just stay away from machine tools. Very bad - Just as heavy, time-consuming, expensive and fun ...
Sweet!!!,,, Logan 10 SB 9 Morey chucker, a couple of craftsmen 109's, a 1920's LeBlonde H3 horizontal mill. Yea,,, getting my first Onan is a real clue to the next few years if you know me
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Well i made my gaskets today for the BFA valve box lid or covers. turned out real nice no more little oil seppers there. we may have to run some ONAN POWER this week end heard that we might be in for a big Nor Easter up to two feet of snow? Bring it on lol
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:35:50 PM
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well heard the threat of a winter storm Nemo possibly may be dumping a foot or two of snow on the north east in the next 48 hours. so i checked the oil levels in my Onans and ran the BFA warmed her up good. she is the closest to the garage doors so she first in line for the up coming foul weather. Hope it blows over every one and we don,t have to use the Onans, but it is a good feeling knowing that we have em if we need em. thx Onan Dan
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I did the same thing this afternoon Danny.
Checked the oil and started up the snowblower let it run for a while. Then I did the same to three generators. I have a couple of small portables that I can take to customers homes if we get an extended outage to power the furnaces.
Started & ran my small 5 kw backup and the JB just to make sure .
We are predicted to get from 18-36 inches between tomorrow morning and saturday night with 50-60 mph winds.
A good old fashioned NorEaster.
Also sitting at high astronomical tides , so we should see some flooding along the shore and possibly over the bridge at high tide Sat morning.
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99% sure I have solved my starter trouble. Obtained a good spare starter, placed it and the tools needed to install same in a handy location. Now that I have them on hand, I am reasonably sure they will never be needed.
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I rolled my NH project into the pump house to make more room in my shop. I'm painting my Blazer.
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