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Old 04-02-2017, 09:23 PM   #1
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Thumbs up I serviced the Onan generator today - not a bad job

With a total of 355.5 hours on the meter, I serviced the Onan Marquis I 6500 generator in our Monaco Dynasty today. I found it to be a fairly quick and simple job, very straight-forward.
Fresh 15-40 oil (3.3 qts)
New oil filter
New air filter
New spark plugs (gapped to 0.023")

I especially appreciated the design of the drain plug (below the oil fill). It could be undone with my hands (it helps that I have small hands) and allowed the oil to drain directly down into the drain pain (on top of a puppy-training paid in case I missed).


I had foreseen one "problem" and brought the right tool with me to overcome the hurdle.

I noticed that when I removed the oil filter, the oil that drained from the filter was going to run down and onto the steel frame supporting the generator. Yukky... I brought some extra heavy duty aluminum foil (actually had it in the coach) and shaped a funnel-like contraption for the oil to flow down and into the drain pan laying on the ground (on top of the aforementioned puppy-training paid in case I missed).

Less than an hour - no mess and purrs like a 2-cyl. kitten.
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Way to go Jay

You saved quite a few $$$ maybe a bunch of $$$

You had me going for a moment when you mentioned spark plug gap
till I saw you have a propane gen

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Old 04-03-2017, 09:33 PM   #3
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Way to go Jay

You had me going for a moment when you mentioned spark plug gap
till I saw you have a propane gen

Ray
Yeah - I thought about the fact that many of the other coaches have diesel-fueled generators. But - since the photo I posted showed LP, I that that the astute among you would figure it out. YAY RAY!!
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