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Old 07-27-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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Generator Shutoff

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Another question: Has anyone found a way to adjust the automatic generator shutoff which ensures a person doesn't use up all the diesel and is unable to drive the RV to get more fuel? I know it's supppsed to be set at 1/4 of a tank, which should be about 25 gallons, but ours seems to me set closer to 40 gallons. Any suggestions as to resetting this feature?
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:35 PM   #2
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The generator shutoff feature is WAY more low tech than an adjustable switch. The fuel pick up tube is about 1/4 of the way up from the bottom of the fuel tank. The genset dies when it starts sucking air.

My generator cuts out when the tank reads about 40 gallons, too. But that's because my fuel gauge is a BIG FAT LIAR! When I go to fill it up, it takes more than 60 gallons. More like 70-75. My tank is 100 gallons.

As you may have noticed, it also isn't easy to restart a fuel deprived genset after refilling the tank. Lots of priming and lots of sputtering.
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