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Old 10-15-2014, 01:14 PM   #1
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Yet another Generator question

Ok all of you Genrac Guru's out there, I have a question.

If I want to disassemble my Carb and clean the bowl and jets. Do I need a gasket or gasket kit?

It's a 1996 Onan Emerald Plus 6500 gas with 50hrs on it (low hrs=varnished gas).

Ive seen conflicting info on Onan carbs. Specifically rebuilding vs toss out the old and install the new. Want to avoid spending $200 for a new carb.

Thought I'd start out with a new fuel pump/filter and see if my backfire /shutting down issue gets resolved.

Mind you, I just want to clean as much of the varnish out as I can



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Old 10-15-2014, 03:54 PM   #2
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Mark.. it is best to buy the gasket set. Reusing the old gaskets or using sealants is often offering a second opportunity to disassemble the carbs.

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Old 10-15-2014, 05:08 PM   #3
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Mark.. it is best to buy the gasket set. Reusing the old gaskets or using sealants is often offering a second opportunity to disassemble the carbs.
Have done it both ways all I can say is "Ditto".. (I fully agree with Gocoffeer) I only did a partial tear down without a kit on hand. And never on a generator.
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:26 PM   #4
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I don't disagree with the above recommendations. However, as a quick measure you could drop the bowl in place (assuming it is possible) and clean the bowl and any orifices you can blow out then re-install with the old gasket or make a new one for the bowl. This might help diagnose the problem prior to a removal and rebuild, but I would definitely do the removal and rebuild afterwards. I did this a couple of years ago on a tractor that was having issues. As soon as I dropped the bowl it was evident where my issues were.
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