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Old 06-06-2013, 10:02 AM   #15
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Onan quiet generator

They don't call them quiet for nothing. Don't forget you antifreeze at 2 years. Had to have my heat sensor replaced because the previous owner never change antifreeze. What I thought would be a little job cost me over $500.00. When they say two year believe them.
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Crappit. Didn't even see that in the table. Seems that should be included in the maintenance table and not buried in the documentation.

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They don't call them quiet for nothing. Don't forget you antifreeze at 2 years. Had to have my heat sensor replaced because the previous owner never change antifreeze. What I thought would be a little job cost me over $500.00. When they say two year believe them.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:30 AM   #17
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Mark- might want to check your Coolant also since it's 6 years old
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Yeah, I've added that to the list.

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Mark- might want to check your Coolant also since it's 6 years old
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:00 AM   #19
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If you think any of those services are difficult try doing the five year.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:32 PM   #20
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Mark- might want to check your Coolant also since it's 6 years old
The coolant change is actually not too bad, but it is time-consuming to do all the steps. There are some excellent Youtube vids on this procedure.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:44 AM   #21
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I actually did mine yesterday but I used a pipe wrench to get it started. The one on my Triton was another story. Tried the filter wrench, it just kept slipping. Then put duct tape around end of filter, then tried wrench, still slipped but not so easily. Then duct taped the wrench to the filter and viola. Man I love duct tape.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:59 AM   #22
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I bought this filter wrench. I overtightened last year when I did the oil change. My bad.

This worked so well for me, highly recommended.

Performance Tool W54310 - Filter Wrench | O'Reilly Auto Parts
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I have one of those and it didn't work.

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I bought this filter wrench. I overtightened last year when I did the oil change. My bad.

This worked so well for me, highly recommended.

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Old 06-11-2013, 10:46 AM   #24
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You will need to pinch the rubber fuel lines .... vice grips wrapped with electrical tape work. Still, be prepared for a diesel bath. If you don't pinch the lines it will have continuous flow.
I didn't have that problem. Mine drained about a pint of diesel then stopped. Also, don't forget the pressure cap needs replaced periodically too!
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Only went through that teeth grinding oil change once.

Now, at big rallys there are people who will do it for you at a moderate price.

Considering all the time spent looking for tools, thinking how am I going to do it, then struggling the whole time (barking at everybody, cases of beer) you would have been paid $00.75 (cents) per hour.

The first oil change is just like a sweeping left hook by Mike Tyson, you don't actually have to be hit to know it's going to hurt !!

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I subscribed to this just for the humor! Wow can I relate! My knuckles are cut, bruised and bleeding. .... and I did my oil last October!
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:31 AM   #27
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k&N filters

www.knfilters.com. They show that K&N makes filters for Onan Generators. They have a 1 inch nut welded on to the bottom of the filter. Makes it a lot easier to remove in the future just take a 1 inch socket on the bottom of the filter and a socket wrench with extension. I use them on my BMW motorcycle. It is a bit hard to get a oil filter wrench on it with the K&N it is a breeze.
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