Generators and Motors
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Library] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Vintage Electrical Equipment > Generators & Motors General Discussion > Onan Generators
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Onan Generators Restoring, operating and maintaining vintage Onan generators.

Onan Generators

Onan 4BGEF J30981E, need Service Manual


this thread has 6 replies and has been viewed 213 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-18-2017, 10:59:11 PM
Bill Aggenbach Bill Aggenbach is offline
Registered-I
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fall City Washington USA
Posts: 30
Thanks: 8
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Default Onan 4BGEF J30981E, need Service Manual

Having Trouble Finding a Manual For Spec E, Have found Spec A - C

Serial Number is D880112365

Email is baggenbach@centurytel.net

I am also wondering were to find Description of Option Codes. I have the following options A279, B26, B183, F148, K917, and Z497

Thanks

Bill
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 03-19-2017, 08:39:33 AM
MBB MBB is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Elk Grove Village IL USA
Posts: 2,862
Thanks: 1,195
Thanked 2,011 Times in 1,149 Posts
Default Re: Onan 4BGEF J30981E, need Service Manual

Here are the option descriptions.

A279 Heavy Duty Starter
B26 Special Generator end with Separate Battery Charging
B183 15 Amp regulated battery charging
F148 Heavy Duty Mounts
K917 Control with remote instant kill
Z497 RV Application Standard Mounting
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to MBB For This Post:
  #3  
Old 03-19-2017, 10:12:56 AM
pauls12 pauls12 is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Milan, Michigan, USA
Posts: 108
Thanks: 618
Thanked 55 Times in 43 Posts
Default Re: Onan 4BGEF J30981E, need Service Manual

If you are looking here http://www.twinslan.net/~n0nas/manuals/onan/ I found 1 manual...965-0232 for spec E
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to pauls12 For This Post:
  #4  
Old 03-19-2017, 12:40:04 PM
len k len k is online now
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Posts: 13,409
Thanks: 329
Thanked 4,792 Times in 3,491 Posts
Default Re: Onan 4BGEF J30981E, need Service Manual

That's the parts manual. For service manual I'ld use
BGE spec f-k---NHE-spec e-k--EMERALD PLUS--SERVICE--(9-94)--- 965-0528

Not sure they wrote a service manual covering spec E

The previous service manual was
BGE-BGEL spec a-c SERVICE--(5-89)--- 965-0530
However those gens used a transformer AC voltage "reg" vs an electronic AC voltage reg.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to len k For This Post:
  #5  
Old 03-19-2017, 12:54:53 PM
Bill Aggenbach Bill Aggenbach is offline
Registered-I
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fall City Washington USA
Posts: 30
Thanks: 8
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Default Re: Onan 4BGEF J30981E, need Service Manual

Thanks for the tip on which manual to use Len, I will download it and look at it. Thanks MBB for the info on the options. Those seem to be some interesting options.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-19-2017, 02:01:56 PM
len k len k is online now
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Posts: 13,409
Thanks: 329
Thanked 4,792 Times in 3,491 Posts
Default Re: Onan 4BGEF J30981E, need Service Manual

IF it's been sitting for months clean slip rings in genhead to protect the ~ $240 AC voltage reg. VR1
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-19-2017, 07:32:47 PM
Bill Aggenbach Bill Aggenbach is offline
Registered-I
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fall City Washington USA
Posts: 30
Thanks: 8
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Default Re: Onan 4BGEF J30981E, need Service Manual

Unfortunately its been 9 years. I am aware of the slip ring issue and if I buy it I will do that. Right now it has a dead 11 year old battery that I could not get to take any charge. Owner does not want to invest in a new battery. I told her it is not worth much without seeing it run.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Onan NH-MS / 1918c Owners Manual/service Manual? Help Max Payne Onan Generators 2 01-31-2016 08:41:41 PM
Onan 4BGEF bogs down under load; service manual Tombeaman Onan Generators 5 04-06-2013 06:13:11 PM
Need Manual Onan 6.5NHE 1R/26101A SERVICE MANUAL FunDay Onan Generators 13 06-16-2012 12:21:55 PM
Onan Service Manual jpjohnso Onan Generators 9 02-04-2012 12:10:57 AM
Onan manual for 4bgef jjvw Onan Generators 0 09-01-2010 06:00:51 PM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:29:08 PM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2016 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277