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Old 06-04-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Genset cables

Hello all, I was making a repair on my heater control valve when I noticed the pos and neg cables and the fuel line and return line on the genset are not tied off. The holding clamps are on the cables but I do not know where they get fastened too. They are just hanging. I zip tied them loosely to the power feed cable but I need to find out exactly where they get tied off too. A photo would be great of the area where they belong.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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I don't have a photo available and I'm not inclined to open the generator compartment and climb in there (to take photos) unless there is a need to. Anyway, my cables and fuel lines had clamps on them also but were not secured to anything and I actually crimped the ground cable between the genset and the frame and nearly cut it in half. I found some bolts up on the top of the side frame rails and cross member that I secured the clamps to. I did all that while I was in there replacing the old original fuel filler vent hoses which were cracked and leaked fuel when the fuel tank is filled to full or near full. I have fuel fillers on both sides so had to replace the vent hoses on both sides. I believe that, with the front door model that you have, you only have a fuel filler on one side so if you have the issue with leaking fuel when the tank is full, you will only need to replace the one side. It's not a fun job and requires removing the metal fuel filler tube to accomplish the task. Back to the clamps for the fuel line & cables. If I am in the compartment for some other reason, I will take some photos and get them posted.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #3
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I also replaced my fuel filler vent hose for the same reason and symptoms you stated and yes it was not a fun task but it can now take on fuel as fast as I can give it and not leak when the tank is full.As far as the clamps mounting location, I do not want to guess wrong and chance damaging anything. So until I can look and see from someone else either live or by photo I will play it safe by leaving them zip tied to the power cable
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Once again, this could vary from year to year but the generator end of the cables [clamps] are bolted to the top row of bolts on the back of the genset cabinet--just need to figure out with of the bolts give the best location/flex for the cables in both the open and closed genset position. Not sure were they attach on the aft end--seems like they just go into the cable clusters going down the inside of the frame rails....
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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OS, great advise. All the bolts on the top back row of the genset were missing and that threw me off. I replaced all missing bolts and the clamps are where they belong.Many thanks.
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