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Old 06-22-2008, 08:19 AM   #1
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I have a 4.0 bfa gen set. On my trip this weekend it started running very bad,shaking and just sounding bad. I pulled the spark plug and it was worn down to a point ''like a needle'' on the center electrode .I replaced it and it ran fine. My quetsion is what would cause it wear down like that???
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I have a 4.0 bfa gen set. On my trip this weekend it started running very bad,shaking and just sounding bad. I pulled the spark plug and it was worn down to a point ''like a needle'' on the center electrode .I replaced it and it ran fine. My quetsion is what would cause it wear down like that???
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It might just be normal wear, read this.
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I also use Lucs Oil fuel treatment in my vehicles. Do you think this could have caused this???? I have never had any problems in my other vehicles.
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How many hours on the generator?

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Old 06-23-2008, 01:19 PM   #6
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Joe,it has 2200 hours on it. The oil and filter were changed 40 hours ago. I have never let the fuel in my tank get low. It has been started with the a/c in the on position a few days ago..will not happen again!!! The unit is in a well taken care of 85 Mallard on a Chevy chassis.28 ft . The engine is a 350 and loves the gas station even after a tune up..I drive 55 now...also camp 10 miles from home lol .Thanks for the feedback. Jerry
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I think Richard might be right in saying "normal wear". It is recommended to change the plugs every 500 hours.

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Old 06-26-2008, 04:19 PM   #8
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Thanks for the reply's. I just purchased my first RV 2 months ago.Its been taken care of,new tire sand maintainance records provided etc. I try to be pro active rather than re active..I PURCHASED BACK UP PLUGS...DO WE EVER STOP FINDING THINGS WE NEED FOR A SAFE FUN TRIP IN A RV???$$$
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