Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-02-2012, 10:00 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
DAN L's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,898
Quote:
Originally Posted by JJH3rd View Post
Yep, there's a visit to JTF in the not too distant future

Bob gave me a few "it could be's" - It could be a slipping drive belt from the gas engine to the generator or the tensioner for the belt (see earlier post - the belt and shaft of the generator was turning), it could be some part of the guts of the generator; only removing the genset from the unit and working on the generator will tell. Right now I estimate about $1K to repair at the high end. Replacement Cummings/Onab getset is a little less than $5K,

I am planning to take the unit into JTF the end of July or in August so the next update will be over a month away. JJ
if the genny is not putting out control voltage, i have been told that it will shut down as soon as the starter switch is released.
one reason for this is a dirty slip ring surface where the brushes seat.
this tool is made to clean that surface.

Generator Accessories | Generator Service Tools
__________________

__________________
01 WINNEBAGO 35U W20.8.1L SW Wa, Hi. Good Sam, SKP. AMSOIL fluids. BANKS ecm program. SCAN GAUGE II w/ Ally temp. 2 LIFELINE GPL-6CT AGM Batts on their sides. TST tptts. K&N panel air filter. AERO mufflers. TAYLOR plug wires. ULTRA POWER track bar. KONI fsd shocks, toad '14 smart car
DAN L is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-03-2012, 10:03 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
JJH3rd's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Covington, GA
Posts: 505
Send a message via Skype™ to JJH3rd
I just ordered a "Slip Stick: ~$20+SH from Flight Systems. I'll use it, or try to use it and post the results here.
__________________

__________________
J.J. Hayden (KN4SH)
Covington, GA
2005 National Dolphin 5342
JJH3rd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 05:51 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
JJH3rd's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Covington, GA
Posts: 505
Send a message via Skype™ to JJH3rd
Joy in Genset Land!!

IT RUNS!!!!

I received the slip stick in the mail yesterday and got to the MH this afternoon.

I couldnít use the slip stick as per the instructions because the slots in the Marquis (HGJAB) generator werenít big enough to slip the stick into the housing so I removed the bushings and looked at both the slip rings and the business ends of the bushings. The bottom ring and corresponding brushing was nice an bright. Not so for the top pair: the slip ring had a small band of shiny metal at the bottom edge which corresponded to the wear on the bushing.

I stuck the slip stick through the opening for the bushings and was able to get it somewhat tangent to the slip rings and cranked the engine a few times as I pressed the abrasive on the stick against each ring in turn. After a few cycles, both rings were nice and bright. I also used the abrasive on the bushings and followed it with a few rubs from some 000 steel wool. This scuffed up the bottom brushing and also removed a layer of carbon from the top one.

I put the bushings back in place and wonder of wonders it started and ran! I let it go about a minute and shut it down. After replacing the air filter assembly I started it up again, it caught and is still running as I write this. Itís about 98F here so the basement AC is on and the genset in supporting the load as I disconnected it from shore power.

I guess Bob and the guys at JTF will have to get their boat payment from someone else this month!

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions and support! This place rocks!

Woo Woo It Runs!!!
__________________
J.J. Hayden (KN4SH)
Covington, GA
2005 National Dolphin 5342
JJH3rd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2012, 02:22 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
JJH3rd's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Covington, GA
Posts: 505
Send a message via Skype™ to JJH3rd
final final

In my last post I told about the success I had with the slip stick polishing the slip rings on the generator.

This let the genset work for about and hour - then it wouldn't "run". The motor would start but wouldn't continue to run. I got a 3x code which wasn't helpful.

I removed the brushes and what-do-you-know: the lower brush had overheated and melted the bakelite(?) holder.

OK. I got a new set of brushes, cleaned the slip rings, CAREFULLY reinstalled the brushes and genset ran again. This time a couple of hours before it wouldn't run.

OK. This time I went right to the brushes and sure enough, the bottom brush overheated and melted the holder.

I got a 2nd set of brushes and took the HM to JTF & Bob.

......

Just talked to Bob at JTF he said the he has seen this once before. He "shimmed" the cowling on the generator so that the brushes now rest squarely on the slip rings. While the genset was out of the RV I also had him replace the spark plugs and the fuel filter.

He said he was going to run it while outside the MH to make sure it worked.

Oh well. IF this doesn't fix it. I'll let you know.
__________________
J.J. Hayden (KN4SH)
Covington, GA
2005 National Dolphin 5342
JJH3rd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 10:18 AM   #19
Junior Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 7
Smile Onan 5.5 HGJAB Code 14

I have a 2001 Winnie 35U Adventurer with the Onan 5.5 HGJAB genset. I bought this with 36000 miles and 269 HR on the genset. When I cranked it, the generator would run fine for a few minutes, and die, showing a code 14. By the way, this was after changing oil and filter, and air filter. After research, it looked like the carb was the problem. I had purchased the fuel filter, and the adapter to do away with the other filter at the carb, but never changed them, as I thought I would do that when I changed the carb. Well, I changed the filter and adapter, and the generator problem went away, without changing the carb. The moral to my story is... change the filter first, and see where you stand. Hope this helps someone else.
__________________
Bayou Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 11:51 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Wolfpack Fan's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Reno, Nevada
Posts: 851
Sounds like you're on you way to being dialed in and good to go. For future reference and maybe helpful to others. There's a web site called justanswers.com
When I had generator troubles a couple years ago I used the site with good results. The site has experts from a variety of fields that subscribe and provide answers for a fee. I think I paid $20 to chat with a fellow that was a certified onan generator technician.
__________________
Harley Ultra Classic (Geezer Glide) Rider, Retired US Army Paratrooper, fisherman, shooter. Proud to have served, proud of those that still do, or have done so with pride.
2005 National Dolphin 34'
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Wolfpack Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 12:01 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
dsbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 628
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfpack Fan View Post
Sounds like you're on you way to being dialed in and good to go. For future reference and maybe helpful to others. There's a web site called justanswers.com
When I had generator troubles a couple years ago I used the site with good results. The site has experts from a variety of fields that subscribe and provide answers for a fee. I think I paid $20 to chat with a fellow that was a certified onan generator technician.
X2 Just Answers worked great for an Onan question I had a few months back. Good luck and safe travels
__________________

__________________
dsbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
generator, onan



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.