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Old 08-15-2008, 01:36 PM   #15
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I mentioned before that the issue was incorrect line hooked mine would not run at 1/2 tank. I would suggest you look into this deeper. You don't seem to be getting ahead. It took WRV and my tech to figure it out. They had to drain the tank and put air in each line to determine what went where. The tanks are made by transfer flow. It may be the oil level sensor or voltage sensor. In a recent visit to Cummins it was determined that with insufficent voltage it will not run.
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Old 08-16-2008, 12:37 PM   #16
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It would appear to me that if the gen will not crank or cranks slow, the voltage at the starter is not adequate. The gen should crank even if there is no fuel in the lines. I suggest doing some voltage checks starting at the gen 12V terminals when trying to crank the gen and then working back from there to the batteries.
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If you know for a fact that you are getting plenty of voltage to the generator to start it, you have fuel,(can be checked by removing fuel line from carburetor and cranking engine over) and you still have a clicking noise I would start to lean towards a starter solenoid or whatever these little diesels use that are similar to a solenoid.
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I apologize I forgot that you could not get the generator to crank over. Run jumper cables to the generator starter from the good batteries. If it does not crank I would suggest another starter.
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:58 PM   #19
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All, my genset fuel supply is only good down to 1/2 tank of fuel, after that it will not run. Filled up on Friday on our way to Hood River, OR (Flying J was down so had to get TA diesel-but that is another story), so I filled up, once the air got out of the line, the generator ran all the way to hood river just fine. We needed it for the 100+ degree day we were having and I wanted to run the roof A/C's because it was so hot. Today, it took additional time to get it to run correctly, so I am going to take the coach into Cummings for the Engine Brake (it does not work) and have them check out the genset at the same time. I will let you know what that determination is. It won't happen for a week or two.
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Old 08-17-2008, 04:02 AM   #20
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Is there not some sort of a line that you can disconnect and have someone crank the generator over from good batteries from wherever or whatever source(your toad, a tractor, anything) and see if fuel comes out of the line. I think you are making mountains out of mole hills. Maybe you you should take the camshaft out. I'll bet one of those went bad in the last twenty years.
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I thank most everyone for their inputs. Finally go to St. Johns Newfoundland and a Cummins shop 500 miles from where the problem happened. Only Cummins shop in Newfoundland. Was there a week, another story and left yesterday August 30 almost 3 weeks since the problem started. Bottom line it was the control board/ Invertor. For those of you who have an interest this is not just a board but a rather large controller in the bottom of the gen set and it retailed for $2700. Troubleshooting and install is going to be around $2000 I believe. Don't know yet as I pulled out of the shop at 11pm Friday night. Fortuneately I have an extended warranty that is just about to run out.

FYI this is not an easy part to replace. The bolts holding the gen set together are behind the slide out rails. Almost had to remove the entire gen set. However, the mechanics were able to raise the front half of the gen out of the tracks and get to the controller to replace it. This was about 10 hours of labor.

Again thanks for the inputs and I wanted to provide some info and hope no one else encounters this. PS the controller was shipped from Memphis which is just 300 miles from where I live!!!
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Did they give you any kind of indication of what might have caused the baord to go bad?
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They did not know and it is a big piece to take apart and frankly after a week I just wanted to leave.
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