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Sacrificial Onan 4.0 BFA - A JohnnyC Executive Decision


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Old 07-22-2016, 10:08:50 PM
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Today I drilled and tapped and in some cases installed helicoils into bolt holes that had broken off bolts. The pictures below shows inserting a helicoil into the head where the head's cooling tins lower bolt hole is mounted to. Since the head is aluminum it is not recommended to use a steel helicoil, but a special helicoil as seen in the picture which is made specifically for aluminum.

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http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/hvo/5692857648.html

Johnny, think what you could do with a whole pallet of these chumperators. The mind boggles at all the test criteria and abuse that could be dealt to these turds. Heck I'd almost be willing to drive the load out to you just for grins. It's only 885 miles each way.
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The ad says: "All generators are in like new working order."

Can I take that statement with a grain of salt? Looks like a bunch of returns someone fixed up. Fifteen of them for $2,000 so he wants about $134 each. Good luck on that.
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so he wants about $134 each. Good luck on that.
For those not in the know, that would seem like the deal of a lifetime. I guess that's where the saying theirs a sucker born every minute came from.
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I'd bet he'd take a grand for the lot.
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A number of years ago, a friend was a manager of a hardware store. These are the instructions he was given by corporate for dealing with returned generators:

In the case of a brand name generator like Honda: Check it over to determine if there is a problem. If so, give the customer a new one and ship the defective generator back to the warehouse for replacement.

In the case of a Chinese generator: Offer the customer a choice of replacement or refund. Don't even waste time looking at it. Drain any gas and oil, and throw it in the dumpster. We will replace it.

What's that tell you? They just accepted that there would be out of the box failures, with quality control by consumer.
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you have to wonder what something like that costs to make.. someone once told me it's under 50 per unit.. the horror freight 4kw units.. selling at 399 on sale..
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Old 07-23-2016, 01:22:25 PM
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Got to figure 100% mark up for the retailer. Then some for his wholesaler supplier, then there's shipping
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I had a good laugh when I seen the stack of Chumpions. Thanks for posting it. I estimate that entire batch of ?12? Chumpions may last at most 15 days under FULL load.

As I mentioned several days ago, I would be posting some to the rusted sheet metal tins that I need to replace which I will explain for each picture below.

Picture #1) This is the base that the RV genset's rubber isolators mount to. I'm NOT replacing this, but I wanted to show how the effects of the North East rust belt. The base is heavy gauge metal and is rust through in several spots which one of the pots I circled.

Picture #2) This picture shows most of the bolt on tins. Some are rusted through, or badly pitted with rust and without doubt need replacing.

Picture #3) This picture shows the exhaust manifold. It was brazed in the past and very poorly done. I assume it rusted through and the repair was to fix it. I need a new or a used (but in excellent condition) exhaust manifold.

Picture #4) This is holding up my Onan work. I had a partial roof collapse which I repaired and now re-roofing the shingles. It is near 100 degrees today and I'm out there in the heat doing this crap. I think my brain is now baked. I hope to get 90% done by sun down and finish by late morning on Sunday.

Soooooooooooo, I need sheet metal and an exhaust manifold for my 4.0 BFA. If anyone out here has spare sheet metal and / or an exhaust manifold in excellent condition and is willing to sell, please send me a private message.

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Old 07-23-2016, 06:34:39 PM
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JohnnyC- you are lucky, we have some torrential storms moving through down here. Looks like it is all staying south so your roof job will be dry.

BTW, no way would you find me up there in this heat. gave up any and ALL roof jobs years ago. good luck.
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