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Old 10-24-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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OK I was a bad boy. I have let our 94 Vectra sit in the back yard for the last 6 months. Yesterday while we were putting silicone around the windows we tried to start the onan 7000 generator. The unit was plugged in when I first hit the start button, it cranked but did not fire. I unplugged it and started the main engine to give the battery more cranking power but the generator would not start. Suggestions please.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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My first thought would be it needs to be primed. After sitting for six months the carb and fuel line are dry.
Do you have a means of priming it?
Also check for spark too.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:04 PM   #3
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For 7K Marquis:
PRIMING GASOLINE FUEL SYSTEMS
If a gasoline genset ran out of fuel prime the fuel system by holding the control switch at STOP/PRIME for 30 seconds. (The status indicator light will stay on solid while the pump is on.)

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Old 10-24-2011, 10:28 PM   #4
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That 30 seconds is good to know. My 5500 Marquis sometimes starts then dies. I hold the prime for 5-10 seconds and it still starts and dies for a couple times. I've done it at the generator till I hear the pump quit clicking and it still takes a couple of primes.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:32 PM   #5
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REMEMBER.......you MUST have over 1/4 tank of fuel in RV to get fuel for gen. been there.....done that.

Manufacturer does this so your gen won't use all the fuel and leave you stranded in the boondocks.
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Full tank, ready for the road.
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I take it your ready for the dunes
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:05 AM   #8
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Yep, for a couple days. Still gonna get hot Saturday. Where do you go?

You forgot a [ in your sig.
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Silicone sealants will not hold up well on RV's. You need to get an RV or marine sealant.

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Silicone sealants will not hold up well on RV's. You need to get an RV or marine sealant.

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Please let the RV manufacturers that are still using silicone sealant this info.......thanx
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well, didja evr geter runin? Woodfoot in Clark ridge or pigeon creek, which evr clsr.
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I did, with a couple more primes.
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