Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] onan genset

Ian Shepherd <ocean53@...>

Hello Patrick,

I had a problem with my Onan not starting, but I don't think it was the same
problem as yours, but I pass this along in case it happens later.

Inside the top of the control box to the left of the engine, there is a 10
Ohm high current resistor which is a surge limiter in the fuel shut off
solenoid circuit. The resistor was not properly mounted and vibration caused
the wires to snap off the resistor where they enter the ceramic body. I did
manage to chisel the ceramic away and resolder the wires, but it was only a
temporary repair.

I would suggest that you might want to take a spare resistor with you on
your long voyage and that you strap the existing resistor and wires with
cable clips so that they are less likely to break with the vibration that
occurs on start up and shutdown. You will find a similar resistor in any
decent electrical component shop.

Regards to Catherine et Bon Voyage Mon Ami

Ian Shepherd 'Crusader'

-------Original Message-------

From: caramel02uk
Date: 12/19/05 14:26:28
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] onan genset

Can anyone assist please, after only 450 hours use, the Gen set is
Becoming difficult to start. On pressing the start button there are
Lots of clicks from the various relays and the fuel pump but nothing
Happens, no cranking,nada. Repeat the process and it will start up
After say four or five presses of the button. Have checked all battery
Leads starter connections am now stumped and wonder if a similar
Problem has been encountered. Thanks in advance Patrick CARAMELLE.

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