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Old 11-08-2018, 10:16 PM   #21
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altitude adjustment

Also remember that carb has an altitude adjustment. Make sure that is set correctly.

That's altitude adjustment, not attitude adjustment. You do that with beer...
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:28 PM   #22
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Good point Frank. That's the code I was getting when the fuel pump at the generator was unable to suck fuel 40 feet from the tank!

I guess I'm surprised we don't have the fuel injected Onan generators. That would eliminate the altitude issue. Not sure about the attitude issue.

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Old 11-11-2018, 02:17 AM   #23
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I finally got the chance to go thru the carb. Yes it was nasty inside the bowl. I cleaned and replaced and the unit ran for 10 minutes. It did shut down again. I pulled the carb off again. I went thru the again with carb cleaner, reinstalled and it ran again. I did not put the unit under a load due to running a little rough and bogging down. I am going to drain the tank and try to flush out the line from the tank at the back of the trailer. It might now be just bad gas that I need to get rid out of the system.
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Old 11-11-2018, 04:49 AM   #24
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You will probably have to clean the fuel tank as well as the lines, valves, and filters.
Don't forget to add fuel stabilizer and then run the engine for a while when you are not using it.
Gas that stands for weeks forms a sediment and has other problems. Stabilizer reduces those effects.
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Old 11-17-2018, 03:36 PM   #25
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Hello everyone. Thanks for all the useful information and tips. I did drain the fuel tank using the electric pump at the tank. There is plenty of pressure and fuel coming thru the line. I took the carb apart again and all seemed to be clean and functioning. I believe now that the carb is bad. It runs for a couple of minutes still, but is surging while running. I am going to go with a new carb. Just have to save up for the cash to buy one. I will update again when I get the new one.
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Old 11-17-2018, 03:38 PM   #26
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Hello everyone. Thanks for all the useful information and tips. I did drain the fuel tank using the electric pump at the tank. There is plenty of pressure and fuel coming thru the line. I took the carb apart again and all seemed to be clean and functioning. I believe now that the carb is bad. It runs for a couple of minutes still, but is surging while running. I am going to go with a new carb. Just have to save up for the cash to buy one. I will update again when I get the new one.
I recently found out that a new carb is cheaper than the rebuild kit! Still sounds like a float issue.
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