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Old 07-08-2012, 08:30 AM   #1
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Generator in Altitudes

We were running our Onan gen to keep the MH cool when traveling from Texas to Colorado. It was working great until we got into higher elevations and would simply shut down. This is a new unit and I couldn't figure out what was wrong until I remembered seeing a dial for altitude adjustments. Turned the dial to 9000 feet and now it runs fine.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:26 AM   #2
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Thanks for the info sharing.... Not all generators will have this capability, but good nudge to us all to know our rigs!
Best to all, be safe, have fun,
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The dial is leaning the fuel, making it not as rich (less fuel more air) for the thin air.
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We are heading out to Big Sky Country in two weeks. Which brand Gen set do you have ? Where is the altitude adjustment located on yours ? We have a Onan Quiet Diesel 7500 and I do not have a operator manual to investigate whether or not that we have an adjustment.

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Ours is a gas Onan 5500. I found the adjustment inside the service cover. Since yours is a diesel, you may not have an adjustment.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #6
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Furniss, your gen. should be injected so you don't have an adjustment. Units with carbs have the adjustment.
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