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Old 02-02-2016, 12:16 PM   #1
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Question Power Tech Gen - 6.6 won't start

I have a 94 Magna with a front slide Power Tech 6.6 generator in it and I recently started having issues with the glow plugs not activating and when checking and switching around the relays (4ea) in the gen compartment, I could get it to activate the relays and momentarily start then stop. I manually held the fuel shut off switch open and it started and ran fine as long as I held the switch open. after stopping it in this manner I tried starting it again and only the glow plug system will now activate and it won't attempt to start at all. I have tried swapping the relays around again and no luck. I do not have anything other than a generic schematic on it and would welcome any suggestions or if anyone can direct me to a good generator repair service near the Houston TX area. Also if there are any schematics available I would be more than happy to purchase. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:09 PM   #2
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I think all power tech generators with a Kubota engine work on a similar basis.

There is a trouble shooting flow chart for the engine and the generation unit in the Manual.

This one might work. It has for me on my PT7000.

PT-8000 | Power Technology Southeast Inc

New Relays are about $5 each.
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:50 AM   #3
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Power Tech 6.6 won't start

Deandec, thanks so much as always for your response and I copied the electrical schematic from the manual. Today I hope to give it a shot to see if I can figure out anything. I am also hoping that somewhere out there is someone who is totally up to speed on the power tech gen's and don't mind sharing their knowledge. Thanks, Al
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Have you spent any time over at smokstak.com?

There are some very knowledgeable old timers over there.
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