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Old 01-18-2013, 11:39 AM   #1
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Changing spark plugs on my generator

I have 2001 Winnebago Brave with a Onan Marques 5500 Generator and I am planning on changing the spark plugs. It look as if I will have to drop the complete unit or is there some way to get to the back plug? Is it normal to have to drop the genset to change plugs?
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:10 PM   #2
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Below is parts of a thread i saved on this issue. It is from the Open Roads forum at rv.net.



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I cannot figure out how you get these two plugs out/in! Anyone
have any suggestions? It's really tight in there. It's an Onan
Marquis Gold 5500. They need to be changed.

Solution:
I did it!!!!!

I purchased a telescoping lug wrench that takes 1/2" sockets.
Slight "L" shape with about a two inch bend at the end with
the socket. Used a SHALLOW 13/16's spark plug socket on the
end and was able to break it loose. Worked EASIER on the left
rear one!

On the front right one, I used a 13/16's socket on a T-handle
to break it loose.

After breaking loose, I used my fingers to get them unscrewed
the rest of the way.

What a PITA but it worked!

Be sure to remove the little neoprene insert from the spark
plug socket. I had a devil of a time until I plucked those out
of each socket. Then, she fit like a glove!

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I hope somebody tells you different, but I had one in a Winnie
that I had to undo the bolts in the back and jack it up to
raise the side up so I could reach in far enough. Luckily I
had a lot of height in the cabinet. It was still tight but
doable.



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Camping Dutchman wrote:

hire gumby???


Dood....It's b$tch. Horrible design. I'm going to go to Sears
Hardware and check out the Craftsmen 1/4 inch drive sockets
and extenders. I wonder if they make a flexible extender????


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I did it!!!!!

I purchased a telescoping lug wrench that takes 1/2" sockets.
Used a SHALLOW 13/16's socket on the end and was able to break
it loose. Worked EASIER on the left rear one!

On the front right one, I used a 13/16's socket on a T-handle
to break it loose.

What a PITA but it worked!


Herewego wrote:


Camping Dutchman wrote:

hire gumby???


Dood....It's a b$tch. Horrible design. I'm going to go to
Sears Hardware and check out the Craftsmen 1/4 inch drive
sockets and extenders. I wonder if they make a flexible
extender????


I have seen flexible extenders and I think Sears has them. The
ones I saw are pretty stiff and don't bend all that much
though.

Those plugs do look like a real bear to get to.
Mine aren't due for change yet, but when they are I think I
will take a look at renting a transmission jack and lowering
the gen enough to work on it. If the side of the gen housing
is in the way it doesn't look like that would help much, but a
tech I talked to, said that's what he did.
Does seem like overkill though.







Always nice to figure something mechanical out on my own, and
save a few hundred bucks in the process, and, most important,
KNOW THAT IT WAS DONE RIGHT!!!

I'm very proud of myself today!




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I have a 3/8" drive flexible handle rachet that works real
well in these kind of situations. It flexes right at the
rachet itself and the handle is about 8 to 10 inches long. I
have not tried it to remove the plugs on my Onan yet because
they are not due for replacement but will keep it in mind when
the time comes. This Flex Rachet has come in handy for many
other spark plug jobs such as some V8's and V6's in compact
cars. With an assortment of sizes of extensions and an
assortment of spark plug sockets, I have been able to make it
work where just a straigt handle rachet would never do the
job. I think it is a Craftsman.



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