Scotty, again, thanks for all you do for us DIYers. I'm "On the Road" in a motorhome. Spent dozens…

Techsus

Scotty, again, thanks for all you do for us DIYers. I'm "On the Road" in a motorhome. Spent dozens of hours on its generator. MAY2016: finally got it running after I tuned it up (new: spark plug, fuel pump, fuel /air filter, gas line w/ heat shield, oil change). "Exercised" it every month, ran great. But in OCT2016, it would crank and turn over, but run only 2-3 seconds IF I was spraying 8,000-gal. of Carb & Air Intake Cleaner into the carb. FEB2017: installed new carburetor & it wouldn't even turn over. Can't even find out "for sure" from Cummins if it has an oil level cutoff switch, but I don't think so. Minor dilemma: buy new carb $274 or aftermarket gasket kit $77 (currently the old carb is sitting in a box). Major dilemma: DIY fix it.. or let Cummins Svc Ctr fix it ($800-$900+) or ... buy a new generator $4,471... or just continue living in RV without a generator and "take the hit" when I sell it w/ a broken a GenSet? Driving me nuts for more than a year. P.S. GenSet is KY model Onan Spec-G MicroLITE 4000 manufactured in 1997. Thank you for helping me, I have gotten much conflicting info on fixing or trashing it.

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ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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As all smart men know, RVs are endless money pits with NO resale value. You are in the pit now. Realize dirt in the gas tank ruins even new carbs, I'd check that first. Filters can't filter out rust and a new carb would be ruined fast. As for the generator, let cummins fix it

Techsus
Techsus

P.S. The unit is 20-years old and does not, that I know of, throw off Diagnostic Codes. It doesn't have a red LED light at the generator's starter switch that "blinks out" codes. Is it even worth buying a new carburetor to try getting it started after it's sat for a year? One of my neighbors is willing to help me try to get it running. Thx Scotty.