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[Amel Yacht Owners] Found the problem with my Onan


karkauai
 

What a sleuth!  You da man!

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819


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eric freedman
 

Kent,

Thanks

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2016 11:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Found the problem with my Onan

 

 

What a sleuth!  You da man!

Kent Robertson

S/V Kristy

Panama cell: +507-61171896

USA cell: 828-234-6819

 


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Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Kent good to see your name up again. I was wondering where you were.
Danny
SM 299 ocean pearl

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On Oct 25, 2016 4:45 PM, "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

What a sleuth!  You da man!

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819


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Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Well done Eric. How often it is the simple answer
Danny
SM 299 ocean pearl

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On Oct 25, 2016 4:23 PM, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

My MDKAV had numerous fault signals.

My genset would run for 30 seconds and stop.

First low oil pressure—changed sender—

Now new fault code- no fuel- changed fuel pump-

Another fault defective water temp sender- changed sender

then the dreaded fault 13- change the PCB board had a spare.

Same problem and still code 13.

That stumped even the Onan factory.

The genset was also putting out 53 volts.

 

Having knowledge of the isolated ground on my Yanmar after completely rewiring the engine, I decided the problem was with the isolated ground and the PCB board was not properly connected to the dc negative  from the battery and getting confused as to what to do.

 

I started at the battery cable and cleaned all of the connections and tested the generator  as I cleaned and used corrosion x and tightened the connection..

Finally there was only one connection- the braided ground strap that went to the PCB board.

I removed the screw holding it on to the board, cleaned paint off of the board where the ground strap connects to the board and noticed that the screw which held the strap in place was slightly corroded. I cleaned it up added corrosion x and PROBLEM SOLVED.

 

Fair Winds\

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 


eric freedman
 

Occam's razor

Eric

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 1:17 AM
To: Amel Owners
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Found the problem with my Onan

 

 

Well done Eric. How often it is the simple answer
Danny
SM 299 ocean pearl

Sent from my Vodafone Smart

On Oct 25, 2016 4:23 PM, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My MDKAV had numerous fault signals.

My genset would run for 30 seconds and stop.

First low oil pressure—changed sender—

Now new fault code- no fuel- changed fuel pump-

Another fault defective water temp sender- changed sender

then the dreaded fault 13- change the PCB board had a spare.

Same problem and still code 13.

That stumped even the Onan factory.

The genset was also putting out 53 volts.

 

Having knowledge of the isolated ground on my Yanmar after completely rewiring the engine, I decided the problem was with the isolated ground and the PCB board was not properly connected to the dc negative  from the battery and getting confused as to what to do.

 

I started at the battery cable and cleaned all of the connections and tested the generator  as I cleaned and used corrosion x and tightened the connection..

Finally there was only one connection- the braided ground strap that went to the PCB board.

I removed the screw holding it on to the board, cleaned paint off of the board where the ground strap connects to the board and noticed that the screw which held the strap in place was slightly corroded. I cleaned it up added corrosion x and PROBLEM SOLVED.

 

Fair Winds\

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 


Mark Erdos
 

I had to Google that J

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:21 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Found the problem with my Onan

 

 

Occam's razor

Eric

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 1:17 AM
To: Amel Owners
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Found the problem with my Onan

 

 

Well done Eric. How often it is the simple answer
Danny
SM 299 ocean pearl

Sent from my Vodafone Smart

On Oct 25, 2016 4:23 PM, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My MDKAV had numerous fault signals.

My genset would run for 30 seconds and stop.

First low oil pressure—changed sender—

Now new fault code- no fuel- changed fuel pump-

Another fault defective water temp sender- changed sender

then the dreaded fault 13- change the PCB board had a spare.

Same problem and still code 13.

That stumped even the Onan factory.

The genset was also putting out 53 volts.

 

Having knowledge of the isolated ground on my Yanmar after completely rewiring the engine, I decided the problem was with the isolated ground and the PCB board was not properly connected to the dc negative  from the battery and getting confused as to what to do.

 

I started at the battery cable and cleaned all of the connections and tested the generator  as I cleaned and used corrosion x and tightened the connection..

Finally there was only one connection- the braided ground strap that went to the PCB board.

I removed the screw holding it on to the board, cleaned paint off of the board where the ground strap connects to the board and noticed that the screw which held the strap in place was slightly corroded. I cleaned it up added corrosion x and PROBLEM SOLVED.

 

Fair Winds\

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376