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Old 08-22-2014, 02:57 PM   #1
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Generator question.

There is 15 feet of gas hose from the gas tank to the generator. In troubleshooting, I have come to the possibility I am sucking air into the line somewhere. How can I text the line to see for sure?


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Easier than you know if its an ONAN generator and you can access the fuel pump.. Here is how

Disconnect the fuel pump outlet line and attach a short flexible hose

Get a large GLASS container.

Hold the STOP button for like 30 seconds till the fuel pump starts

Observe the flow of fuel into the glass. FULL FLOW, press stop again (tap) to turn off pump and re-connect

On one car I had I got a trickle of gasoline but when I held the end of the hose near the puddle at teh bottom of the glass a depression formed from the air blowing on it... YUP the fuel line had gotten religion (Become holey) and a replacement sure perked up that car's performance.
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Will be tons of fun if I have to replace the fuel line. Looks like I would have to drop the tank.....and it is full.


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Will be tons of fun if I have to replace the fuel line. Looks like I would have to drop the tank.....and it is full.


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Naaa...using a torch cutter will get everything out of the way in no time.
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I think a torch would not be good with a full tank of gas.


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Easiest way to drop the tank.. Drive 300-400 miles first

Alternate method: Get a transmission hoist and position it under the tank, lay a good size sheed of 3/4 or thicker plywood atop it and raise it to the tank. Good luck.

THERE MAY BE AN ALTERNATIVE ACCESS from above.. (I can not tell you but cars are designed that way sometimes).
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Easiest way to drop the tank.. Drive 300-400 miles first

Alternate method: Get a transmission hoist and position it under the tank, lay a good size sheed of 3/4 or thicker plywood atop it and raise it to the tank. Good luck.

THERE MAY BE AN ALTERNATIVE ACCESS from above.. (I can not tell you but cars are designed that way sometimes).

Thanks, but no alternative access. The grey tank is directly above the gas tank.


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