Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Genset Routine Service ??s
Hi Gary, Only now seen your Onan enquiry. I have had my valve lash serviced twice, once in St Maarten by a very nice Dutch lad who was the Onan agent. He said only one needed adjustment but that he slackened off the drive belt a little as he said they are often fitted slightly over tight by the factory.
The second time I had it done was by a competent but non-Onan engineer in Brazil.Having seen both guys at work it looks a pretty elememtary job. I cant remember what I paid but it was not a long job and the cost was inconsequential.
On another tack, my D 60 membranes have now done 1500 hours. Having wrtitten them off a few weeks ago, while I was waiting for replacements to arrive I cleaned the old ones with acid and alkali and they are now producing 40 lph at about 700-850 TDS in water temp of between 6 and 10 Centigrade . The only drawback is that it sometimes takes about 10 minutes for the TDS level to come down to something acceptable. What I draw from this is that membranes are pretty rugged bits of kit.
I couldnt agree more with you that you only need three switches and a TDS meterto run a watermaker.What all the other things are remons a complete mystery.
Fair winds, Ian and Judy Jenkins, Pen Azen, SM 302, Ushuaia.
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