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Onan 7.5JB-3CR/9804T - Welcome 'red' to the family


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Old 03-10-2016, 02:36:52 PM
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Thanks guys. I have indeed reached out to the seller to give them the opportunity to do something to make this right voluntarily first.. As was noted if I had any inkling that it was locked up solid I'd have passed..
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Please don't take this as I/we are trying to tell you what to do... From this guys reported, Multiple, BAD feedback, I would only give them 24-36 hours to get back with you with a solution before you go to ebay AND paypal with this issue. PLEASE keep us posted on this
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@Motorhead,

Yep I'll stay right on it.

Thanks guys.
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Just so that I know my options... Are there any .20 or .30 pistons available for these anymore (can't find any online) or are they made of unobtainium?

On these engines I assume the piston sizes have to match both cylinders?

No update yet from seller. Hope to hear something today & will update.

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You only have a certain time frame to file a claim. did not read whole post but if you paid by pay pal you have a rock solid claim. i know,did it 2 times.

YOU NEED TO CALL E-BAY AND PAY PAL if you used pay pal and file the claim or your time will expire and you are beat!!!!!!!!!

If it frees up possibly you might make a deal WAY CHEAPER and make out. I had to pay shipping but it was only a few dollars. That is usually the clincher to get you to bail out. Dont wait file the claim so you dont loose out completely.
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So the seller responded today. I'm to call him Monday & see what we can work out. Can anyone clue me in as to the answer on my previous question about oversized piston availability (20s & 30s) so that I know what's possible or not prior to calling the seller to talk?

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So the seller responded today. I'm to call him Monday & see what we can work out. Can anyone clue me in as to the answer on my previous question about oversized piston availability (20s & 30s) so that I know what's possible or not prior to calling the seller to talk?

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The problem is that you, me, or anyone else knows what else might be wrong with you purchase. You might settle for a few hundred and find out the whole set is a junker once you take it apart. I'd be asking for a FULL REFUND!
Just my $0.02 worth......
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Default Re: Onan 7.5JB-3CR/9804T - Welcome 'red' to the family

Oversized pistons were available at one time, not sure if you will still find them except in NOS that someone has laying around.

A note to OnanParts would likely get you an accurate answer.

I have mentioned before that a local engine shop modified some Sealed Power pistons to fit a JC for me a few years back, so there are options. It would seem to me that you can find a good JB for less than $1,000 and by the time you have your JB re-bored & rebuilt you could have that much in it. This is without knowing if the gen-end is sound.
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So the seller responded today. I'm to call him Monday & see what we can work out.
It sounds reasonable, but the communication will be taking part outside the view of eBay and Paypal, and could lead to a he said/she said situation. I would much prefer using email via eBay. Having all conversations on record makes it much easier if you escalate to a formal claim for a refund.
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And it's listed as "Used" ( "..fully operational and functions as intended"), which irritates me to no end when they don't even bother to test something. Then there's the eBay money back guarantee, if you receive an item that is not as described, "Money Back Guarantee. Get the item you ordered or get your money back. Covers your purchase price and original shipping".

I've dealt with this guy buying and selling, and he seems reasonable. Keep a cool head and let him know that this isn't what you signed up for. You have to decide upfront what will make you happy, and let him know. $200 refund? $300? Talking is OK, just followup with ebay comms to confirm. The moment you click on a formal claim, they take all the money from the seller and it tends to pi$$ them off which is counter productive so should be the last resort. There is a time limit. Send photos through ebay communications.
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