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Old 03-02-2013, 11:33:59 AM
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Hey guys and gals,

Please Do NOT start multiple threads on a single Onan genset. The continuity of issues and fixes gets lost with multiple threads. When someone trying to help can see the past and current issues and the advice already given it makes finding your solution much easier. And as always, please include the COMPLETE Model Number, Serial Number, (and a picture of the genset if possible). Seeing the unit can help with questions such as control board/no control board, Magniciter vs YD genend, etc. The Model Number includes a "Spec" Letter that tells exactly what particular configuration you have for finding parts and manuals. If you look at my signature you will see for example two complete Model Numbers:

15.0 JC-3CR/1S, the "S" is the Spec Letter for that genset. The "P" is the Spec Letter for the 6.5 NH genset above it.

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Old 03-02-2013, 12:31:32 PM
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I don't know...

Let's say I start a thread about a carb issue with my JB, and entitle it "JB Carb Troubles". After a few dozen posts and a week or so, it gets resolved.

Are you saying that 2 weeks later, when I discover a voltage regulator issue, I should post that back in the same old thread?
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I don't know...

Let's say I start a thread about a carb issue with my JB, and entitle it "JB Carb Troubles". After a few dozen posts and a week or so, it gets resolved.

Are you saying that 2 weeks later, when I discover a voltage regulator issue, I should post that back in the same old thread?
Even though the issues might seem unrelated both are issues with a "JB" that can be common to most "JB" gensets. People searching for "JB" will then be able to see each gensets issues and if they show to be year range specific, I just feel it will help keep threads to a minimum. Also even though I might not be having carb issues at this moment, down the road I could experience the exact same things you did and reading your "JB's" journey could save me many hours troubleshooting. JMHO
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:51:19 PM
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I believe both of you are right although if he stayed with the same thread but a different problem than the title it would be over looked because of the title we will have to come up with something John
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Default Re: Starting multiple threads

IMHO, the number of threads, and to some degree even the thread title are irrelevant. When I want to find something, I don't read through pages and pages of threads - I just do a Google search on this site using a few appropriate keywords.

For example, let's say I recall John Ward posting something about a natural gas JB...

I'd put this into a Google search:

john ward natural gas JB site:smokstak.com

And up pops up all the relevant posts...

Just saying there's different ways to skin the cat...
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:16:09 PM
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Yes sir there is. And depending on one's search ability different results can be obtained. It is not my decision, but just a suggestion. It is up to the staff and members how it is best to proceed.
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Default Re: Starting multiple threads

My apologies for doing exactly that. I'm new at this, and I blew it on this one. Won't happen again. I'm pretty much a computer/smartphone zero. But I am persistent. Thanks for heads up. a.f.g.
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Default Re: Starting Multiple Threads

I have posted several different NEW issues separately for the same gen-set
one can not edit the original post/title to point to a later problem.
[after the first day]
that would eliminate the new question being found except by
those willing to scroll a long way on an old post,
nor would it title something of a more general nature: ethanol gas, load transfer, etc.

just my 2 cents
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Default Re: Starting Multiple Threads

Hmmmm, Interesting. I do try to start a thread per project, without any particular problem mentioned in the title.

Where I have deviated is when I come upon a particular problem that might be common to many different people's projects, and I want to ask a larger audience.

For example, I've been working on a little single cylinder 600 watt military generator, and have a thread dedicated to that project. Along the way, I just could not get the armature off of the crankshaft to continue with the project. After trying to search the archives and not finding the answer (admittedly my search skills are probably not the best) I started a more general thread about removing armatures.

I got a lot of good answers, and probably a lot more people looked at that thread that would not have otherwise been interested in the little air cooled generator set itself.

I haven't done this very often, but it has been a couple of times at least. If this practice is in violation of the policies, then I will not do it in the future.

Thanks for all that you guys do!

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