Re: Prepping Onan for short-medium term non-use?
It is nice to hear you have had such success with the conversion to Lithium. We will be doing the same in the next battery change.
I would consider running the generator periodically under 80% load (I would say once a week) for about an hour. Although winterizing is helpful in extending the life of a diesel engine and all related mechanical components, while in storage, lack of operation can be very detrimental to the longevity. Running the engine helps to lubricate the internal components and prevent rust and corrosion.
Also, when on any type of passage, Amel recommends running the generator and the engine at least once a day, to prevent sea water from working its way back into the cylinders through the exhaust.
Mohammad and Aty
AMEL 54 #099
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Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Prepping Onan for short-medium term non-use?
We have the Onan 11kw on our A54 and after fixing the solar wiring (bad install), we are finding that we don't need to use the generator anymore here in sunny Maui.