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Keith V
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 7:40 PM

I had it running nice last fall,
Now it's running like an old soviet tractor, lots of smoke and no power.
I've never actually used it for real in 12 years. Just worked on it and tested it.
It's a big ol Onan Emerald, I'd probably gain an MPG by leaving it at home

Keith Vasilakes
Mounds View MN
76 exRoyale
MicroLevelhttp://www.gmcmotorhomemarketplace.com/vasilakes/microlevel_intro.pdf

I had it running nice last fall, Now it's running like an old soviet tractor, lots of smoke and no power. I've never actually used it for real in 12 years. Just worked on it and tested it. It's a big ol Onan Emerald, I'd probably gain an MPG by leaving it at home Keith Vasilakes Mounds View MN 76 exRoyale MicroLevel<http://www.gmcmotorhomemarketplace.com/vasilakes/microlevel_intro.pdf>
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Randy Hecht
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 8:28 PM

Seriously thinking about pulling my Oman 4K and converting to storage as we don’t use it either.

Randy Hecht
Roswell, GA

1974 Canyon Lands GMC Motor-coach

On Jul 19, 2021, at 15:40, Keith V my427v8@hotmail.com wrote:

I had it running nice last fall,
Now it's running like an old soviet tractor, lots of smoke and no power.
I've never actually used it for real in 12 years. Just worked on it and tested it.
It's a big ol Onan Emerald, I'd probably gain an MPG by leaving it at home

Keith Vasilakes
Mounds View MN
76 exRoyale
MicroLevelhttp://www.gmcmotorhomemarketplace.com/vasilakes/microlevel_intro.pdf


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Seriously thinking about pulling my Oman 4K and converting to storage as we don’t use it either. Randy Hecht Roswell, GA 1974 Canyon Lands GMC Motor-coach > On Jul 19, 2021, at 15:40, Keith V <my427v8@hotmail.com> wrote: > > I had it running nice last fall, > Now it's running like an old soviet tractor, lots of smoke and no power. > I've never actually used it for real in 12 years. Just worked on it and tested it. > It's a big ol Onan Emerald, I'd probably gain an MPG by leaving it at home > > > Keith Vasilakes > Mounds View MN > 76 exRoyale > MicroLevel<http://www.gmcmotorhomemarketplace.com/vasilakes/microlevel_intro.pdf> > > > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options:
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Jon Roche
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 8:50 PM

I would offer
To help.  But I have a really bad track record when it comes to keeping generators working.

I can usually get them running, but they will fail you when needed.  I am putting the hitch carrier and my backup generator(that has failed me too)
On for this weekend trip.

Can you check the voltage??  Onans like clean voltage to run well.  Maybe slip
Rings??

Flight systems has some good troubleshooting.

https://www.flightsystems.com/troubleshooting/

Jon Roche
75 palm beach
EBL EFI, manny headers, Micro Level, rebuilt most of coach now.
St. Cloud, MN
http://lqqkatjon.blogspot.com/

I would offer To help. But I have a really bad track record when it comes to keeping generators working. I can usually get them running, but they will fail you when needed. I am putting the hitch carrier and my backup generator(that has failed me too) On for this weekend trip. Can you check the voltage?? Onans like clean voltage to run well. Maybe slip Rings?? Flight systems has some good troubleshooting. https://www.flightsystems.com/troubleshooting/ -- Jon Roche 75 palm beach EBL EFI, manny headers, Micro Level, rebuilt most of coach now. St. Cloud, MN http://lqqkatjon.blogspot.com/
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Jim Miller
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 9:21 PM

Keith V wrote on Mon, 19 July 2021 15:40

I had it running nice last fall, Now it's running like an old soviet tractor, lots of smoke and no power.

I'd be looking into a float problem in the carb. Lots of smoke = running rich.. and if you haven't moved the main jet adjustment then a float/needle
not closing correctly is about the only explanation. If I didn't find the problem in the carb then I'd look into ignition (dirty points, fouled plug,
etc).

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Jim Miller
1977 Eleganza II
1977 Royale
Hamilton, OH

Keith V wrote on Mon, 19 July 2021 15:40 > I had it running nice last fall, Now it's running like an old soviet tractor, lots of smoke and no power. I'd be looking into a float problem in the carb. Lots of smoke = running rich.. and if you haven't moved the main jet adjustment then a float/needle not closing correctly is about the only explanation. If I didn't find the problem in the carb then I'd look into ignition (dirty points, fouled plug, etc). -- Jim Miller 1977 Eleganza II 1977 Royale Hamilton, OH
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James Hupy
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 9:23 PM

Kinda sounds like the choke is not opening after initial startup.
Jim Hupy
Salem, Oregon

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 2:21 PM Jim Miller gmcnet@jcmco.com wrote:

Keith V wrote on Mon, 19 July 2021 15:40

I had it running nice last fall, Now it's running like an old soviet

tractor, lots of smoke and no power.

I'd be looking into a float problem in the carb. Lots of smoke = running
rich.. and if you haven't moved the main jet adjustment then a float/needle
not closing correctly is about the only explanation. If I didn't find the
problem in the carb then I'd look into ignition (dirty points, fouled plug,
etc).

--
Jim Miller
1977 Eleganza II
1977 Royale
Hamilton, OH


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Kinda sounds like the choke is not opening after initial startup. Jim Hupy Salem, Oregon On Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 2:21 PM Jim Miller <gmcnet@jcmco.com> wrote: > Keith V wrote on Mon, 19 July 2021 15:40 > > I had it running nice last fall, Now it's running like an old soviet > tractor, lots of smoke and no power. > > I'd be looking into a float problem in the carb. Lots of smoke = running > rich.. and if you haven't moved the main jet adjustment then a float/needle > not closing correctly is about the only explanation. If I didn't find the > problem in the carb then I'd look into ignition (dirty points, fouled plug, > etc). > > -- > Jim Miller > 1977 Eleganza II > 1977 Royale > Hamilton, OH > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: >
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Keith V
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 9:46 PM

Yeah probably carb, maybe choke, I'll check that before I remove it with some C4.
Probably not points since it's an Emerald not a original Onan

I just see all that storage space and weight and wonder why I'm hauling that boat anchor around


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Subject: [GMCnet] Re: stupid generator

Kinda sounds like the choke is not opening after initial startup.
Jim Hupy
Salem, Oregon

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 2:21 PM Jim Miller gmcnet@jcmco.com wrote:

Keith V wrote on Mon, 19 July 2021 15:40

I had it running nice last fall, Now it's running like an old soviet

tractor, lots of smoke and no power.

I'd be looking into a float problem in the carb. Lots of smoke = running
rich.. and if you haven't moved the main jet adjustment then a float/needle
not closing correctly is about the only explanation. If I didn't find the
problem in the carb then I'd look into ignition (dirty points, fouled plug,
etc).

--
Jim Miller
1977 Eleganza II
1977 Royale
Hamilton, OH


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Yeah probably carb, maybe choke, I'll check that before I remove it with some C4. Probably not points since it's an Emerald not a original Onan I just see all that storage space and weight and wonder why I'm hauling that boat anchor around ________________________________ From: James Hupy <jamesh1296@gmail.com> Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 4:23 PM To: gmclist@list.gmcnet.org <gmclist@list.gmcnet.org> Subject: [GMCnet] Re: stupid generator Kinda sounds like the choke is not opening after initial startup. Jim Hupy Salem, Oregon On Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 2:21 PM Jim Miller <gmcnet@jcmco.com> wrote: > Keith V wrote on Mon, 19 July 2021 15:40 > > I had it running nice last fall, Now it's running like an old soviet > tractor, lots of smoke and no power. > > I'd be looking into a float problem in the carb. Lots of smoke = running > rich.. and if you haven't moved the main jet adjustment then a float/needle > not closing correctly is about the only explanation. If I didn't find the > problem in the carb then I'd look into ignition (dirty points, fouled plug, > etc). > > -- > Jim Miller > 1977 Eleganza II > 1977 Royale > Hamilton, OH > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > _______________________________________________ GMCnet mailing list Unsubscribe or Change List Options:
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James Hupy
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 9:54 PM

Probably could remove it, and fill that vacant space with spare parts that
you will never use and might outweigh the Onan.(GRIN)
Jim Hupy
Salem, Oregon

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 2:46 PM Keith V my427v8@hotmail.com wrote:

Yeah probably carb, maybe choke, I'll check that before I remove it with
some C4.
Probably not points since it's an Emerald not a original Onan

I just see all that storage space and weight and wonder why I'm hauling
that boat anchor around


From: James Hupy jamesh1296@gmail.com
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 4:23 PM
To: gmclist@list.gmcnet.org gmclist@list.gmcnet.org
Subject: [GMCnet] Re: stupid generator

Kinda sounds like the choke is not opening after initial startup.
Jim Hupy
Salem, Oregon

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 2:21 PM Jim Miller gmcnet@jcmco.com wrote:

Keith V wrote on Mon, 19 July 2021 15:40

I had it running nice last fall, Now it's running like an old soviet

tractor, lots of smoke and no power.

I'd be looking into a float problem in the carb. Lots of smoke = running
rich.. and if you haven't moved the main jet adjustment then a

float/needle

not closing correctly is about the only explanation. If I didn't find the
problem in the carb then I'd look into ignition (dirty points, fouled

plug,

etc).

--
Jim Miller
1977 Eleganza II
1977 Royale
Hamilton, OH


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Probably could remove it, and fill that vacant space with spare parts that you will never use and might outweigh the Onan.(GRIN) Jim Hupy Salem, Oregon On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 2:46 PM Keith V <my427v8@hotmail.com> wrote: > Yeah probably carb, maybe choke, I'll check that before I remove it with > some C4. > Probably not points since it's an Emerald not a original Onan > > I just see all that storage space and weight and wonder why I'm hauling > that boat anchor around > ________________________________ > From: James Hupy <jamesh1296@gmail.com> > Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 4:23 PM > To: gmclist@list.gmcnet.org <gmclist@list.gmcnet.org> > Subject: [GMCnet] Re: stupid generator > > Kinda sounds like the choke is not opening after initial startup. > Jim Hupy > Salem, Oregon > > On Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 2:21 PM Jim Miller <gmcnet@jcmco.com> wrote: > > > Keith V wrote on Mon, 19 July 2021 15:40 > > > I had it running nice last fall, Now it's running like an old soviet > > tractor, lots of smoke and no power. > > > > I'd be looking into a float problem in the carb. Lots of smoke = running > > rich.. and if you haven't moved the main jet adjustment then a > float/needle > > not closing correctly is about the only explanation. If I didn't find the > > problem in the carb then I'd look into ignition (dirty points, fouled > plug, > > etc). > > > > -- > > Jim Miller > > 1977 Eleganza II > > 1977 Royale > > Hamilton, OH > > _______________________________________________ > > GMCnet mailing list > > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > > > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: >
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Keith V
Tue, Jul 20, 2021 1:11 AM

you know me too well!


From: James Hupy jamesh1296@gmail.com
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 4:54 PM
To: gmclist@list.gmcnet.org gmclist@list.gmcnet.org
Subject: [GMCnet] Re: stupid generator

Probably could remove it, and fill that vacant space with spare parts that
you will never use and might outweigh the Onan.(GRIN)

you know me too well! ________________________________ From: James Hupy <jamesh1296@gmail.com> Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 4:54 PM To: gmclist@list.gmcnet.org <gmclist@list.gmcnet.org> Subject: [GMCnet] Re: stupid generator Probably could remove it, and fill that vacant space with spare parts that you will never use and might outweigh the Onan.(GRIN)
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Todd Sullivan
Tue, Jul 20, 2021 1:29 AM

A working generator can really be helpful if

You lose your alternator but want to continue to drive
Your cab ac malfunctions, it’s hot out and you would like to continue to
drive.
Your dc/propane/ac fridge malfunctions and will only work on ac mid trip.

I’m sure there are other compelling reasons.

Sully
Bellevue wa

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 6:11 PM Keith V my427v8@hotmail.com wrote:

you know me too well!


From: James Hupy jamesh1296@gmail.com
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 4:54 PM
To: gmclist@list.gmcnet.org gmclist@list.gmcnet.org
Subject: [GMCnet] Re: stupid generator

Probably could remove it, and fill that vacant space with spare parts that
you will never use and might outweigh the Onan.(GRIN)


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A working generator can really be helpful if You lose your alternator but want to continue to drive Your cab ac malfunctions, it’s hot out and you would like to continue to drive. Your dc/propane/ac fridge malfunctions and will only work on ac mid trip. I’m sure there are other compelling reasons. Sully Bellevue wa On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 6:11 PM Keith V <my427v8@hotmail.com> wrote: > you know me too well! > > ________________________________ > From: James Hupy <jamesh1296@gmail.com> > Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 4:54 PM > To: gmclist@list.gmcnet.org <gmclist@list.gmcnet.org> > Subject: [GMCnet] Re: stupid generator > > Probably could remove it, and fill that vacant space with spare parts that > you will never use and might outweigh the Onan.(GRIN) > > > > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: >
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James Hupy
Tue, Jul 20, 2021 1:56 AM

Used mine a lot and for all the reasons you mentioned, plus making
cappuccino when we did not have hook-ups.
Jim Hupy
Salem, Oregon

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 6:29 PM Todd Sullivan sgltrac@gmail.com wrote:

A working generator can really be helpful if

You lose your alternator but want to continue to drive
Your cab ac malfunctions, it’s hot out and you would like to continue to
drive.
Your dc/propane/ac fridge malfunctions and will only work on ac mid trip.

I’m sure there are other compelling reasons.

Sully
Bellevue wa

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 6:11 PM Keith V my427v8@hotmail.com wrote:

you know me too well!


From: James Hupy jamesh1296@gmail.com
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 4:54 PM
To: gmclist@list.gmcnet.org gmclist@list.gmcnet.org
Subject: [GMCnet] Re: stupid generator

Probably could remove it, and fill that vacant space with spare parts

that

you will never use and might outweigh the Onan.(GRIN)


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Used mine a lot and for all the reasons you mentioned, plus making cappuccino when we did not have hook-ups. Jim Hupy Salem, Oregon On Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 6:29 PM Todd Sullivan <sgltrac@gmail.com> wrote: > A working generator can really be helpful if > > You lose your alternator but want to continue to drive > Your cab ac malfunctions, it’s hot out and you would like to continue to > drive. > Your dc/propane/ac fridge malfunctions and will only work on ac mid trip. > > I’m sure there are other compelling reasons. > > Sully > Bellevue wa > > On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 6:11 PM Keith V <my427v8@hotmail.com> wrote: > > > you know me too well! > > > > ________________________________ > > From: James Hupy <jamesh1296@gmail.com> > > Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 4:54 PM > > To: gmclist@list.gmcnet.org <gmclist@list.gmcnet.org> > > Subject: [GMCnet] Re: stupid generator > > > > Probably could remove it, and fill that vacant space with spare parts > that > > you will never use and might outweigh the Onan.(GRIN) > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > GMCnet mailing list > > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > > > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: >