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pdiddley 11-11-2009 05:36 PM

Generator Start using Battery Boost
 
When trying to start the Onan 10KW generator from the remote start on the coach, I have to use the Battery Boost. I have had the batteries checked and they are good. Also, the remote start in the bedroom won't start the generator. They both worked until a few months ago. The start switch on the generator works fine. Any ideas?

Twomed 11-11-2009 09:31 PM

Hope to see an answer to this. If my house batts are about 12.5 or lower I have to do the same thing.
10K gen also, the old 7.5 would start easily at 12. Ideas??

Twomed 11-16-2009 06:46 PM

Ok..removd and scraped every terminal (8 batts) reset on inverter. Everything works now. Terminals appeared clean but had hard surfaces =resistance. Gen started at 12.3 and 40degree outside temp. I will climb under and do genset cables this week too. :)

nbounder 11-16-2009 07:53 PM

My gas onan 7KW used to be a bit*h to start, and durn near ran the batts down doing it. After a little experimenting, I found that a 2 second shot of starting fluid did the trick. In addition, when I shut it down, I spray 2 seconds of gumout in as the gem is dying down. The gumout on a warm carb will dissolve some of the gunk on the surfaces. Just need to be CONSERVATIVE when spraying anything into the carb. I drilled a small hole in the plastic plenum for the spray wand, and I fitted a small self tapping screw into the hole when not used.


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