Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: onan genset
Dear Ian,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The "non standard earthing arrangement" is in fact a Yanmar option. If you
look in the parts manual, you will see a second option under the electrical
section showing dual wire sensors for the engine. I once had an engine stop
problem but found that is was due to a sticky shutdown relay. I replaced it
and it resolved the problem.
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Ian Shepherd
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: onan genset
I still get shutdown problems with the Yanmar too, despite having fitted a
modification kit supplied through Amel. The extra relay and capacitor did
help improve the problem, but often the engine does not stop for at least 10
seconds after the stop button is pushed. Sometimes waggling the key assists,
but sometimes not.
I would really like to cure this problem. I dread the day when I want to
throttle back and I can't due to a linkage problem. Not being able to cut
the engine imediately could prove very expensive, and potentialy dangerous.
Has anyone any ideas on how to make the engine stop reliably other than
installing a manual fuel shut off valve close to the injectors? I have heard
that the problem may be associated with Amel's non standard earthing
arrangements for the engine.
Date: 01/05/06 15:01:04
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: onan genset
Thanks for the advice, I do not have the type of solonoid you have
Described but there is one fitted just below the starter on the
Negative side, so I guess this is the problem. I now have an
Occasional problem in stopping the yanmar 100 hp; not alwase but
Occasionaly when I press the stop button nothing happens. Just above
The fuel pump there is a solinoid/relay again on the neg side , do
You think it is the same problem - sticking. The yacht was laid up
For almost 17 months although the batteries were perminantly hooked
Up to shore power the engine and genset were mothballed.Thanks
--- In email@example.com, "Ken & Nancy Burnap"
Upbecoming difficult to start. On pressing the start button therearelots of clicks from the various relays and the fuel pump butnothinghappens, no cranking,nada. Repeat the process and it will start
CARAMELLE.after say four or five presses of the button. Have checked allbatteryleads starter connections am now stumped and wonder if a similar
Amel has taken the prevention on galvanic action one step beyondAny
other boat mfg. They not only have an interrupt solenoid in theThe
cause of your problem is almost assuredly because the negativeWas
mounted. It has been mounted in various positions in an attemptTo
lessen this probability of it's sticking. The next time thisIt.
You obviously could short across the terminals as a permanent fixOccurred
when the engine was fairly hot after an extended run and not given
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