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RE: onan marquis 7000 generator /no start

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Gary45 05/11/22 04:31pm Tech Issues
RE: onan marquis 7000 generator /no start

Richard, when I used to have air-cooled motorcycles I could come to stop on the highway and put my hand on the fins, the only time they ever got very hot was idling in traffic, no cooling fan The water cooled bikes now get extremely hot all the time.
Gary45 05/11/22 04:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Vacation Home Buying Fizzling. RV's too?

Hope just a recession and not a depression, every country in the world has massive debt and with never before low interest rates individuals have borrowed well beyond what they can ever repay.
Gary45 05/11/22 06:20am General RVing Issues
RE: 1988 Aluminum roof covering suggestion

The aluminum roof on my 86 looks like new, just keep joints sealed.
Gary45 05/11/22 06:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: onan marquis 7000 generator /no start

Air cooled engines run hotter than water cooled engines. Thus the manufacture does not recommend multi viscosity oils. BUT! that ruling was for non-synthetic oil. Standard oils loose their multi viscosity capacity when run to hot and thin out. So when running multi viscosity oils in air cooled engines, always use synthetic oil. I have the same generator as you and have used 10W-30 synthetic for 22 years with no problems. Richard Regular multi viscosity oil is fine in an air cooled motor, air cooled motors do not have a thermostat to make them run as hot as water cooled motors. There are no air cooled car or motorcycle engines anymore because they cannot get them to run hot enough for modern fuel injection pollution control systems.
Gary45 05/10/22 01:13pm Tech Issues
RE: onan marquis 7000 generator /no start

15 - 40 any brand
Gary45 05/10/22 06:33am Tech Issues
RE: onan marquis 7000 generator /no start

Main jet is plugged, it screws into the bottom of the fuel bowl, usually just unscrew clean and replace.
Gary45 05/08/22 01:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Water hose stuck on side of trailer..

Aluminum will always corrode when attached to most other metals, just like zinc.
Gary45 04/24/22 10:58am Tech Issues
RE: Expert Fuel Pump Opinions Needed!

My E350 based motorhome has a lift pump in the tank and a fuel pump mounted on the frame just behind the front wheel. If yours the same check electrical connection. That's very interesting. I replaced the fuel filter just behind/below the driver's seat. Didn't see a pump. What year is yours? I assume you mean the left front wheel? I'm not seeing that set-up for a 2002. Mine is a 1986 , the gas supply is set up like fuel injection even though it has a carburetor, there is a pressure relief valve near the carburetor so constant flow through return to tank. The pump is mounted on the frame below drivers seat. I read somewhere it was done that way because in a motorhome the gas tank is farther back, also with the constant flow through the lines less chance of vapor lock.
Gary45 03/17/22 10:03am Tech Issues
RE: Expert Fuel Pump Opinions Needed!

My E350 based motorhome has a lift pump in the tank and a fuel pump mounted on the frame just behind the front wheel. If yours the same check electrical connection.
Gary45 03/14/22 05:45pm Tech Issues
RE: ASME propane tank leak

ASME tank has welded on brackets on top and is bolted in place.
Gary45 12/07/21 06:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet broke loose!

https://i.imgur.com/r6x7q9rl.jpg The lessons one learns when dealing with this stuff! No wonder plumbers make $75 an hour. The distance between center of the slots where the bolts will go is 1/4 inch more than the center of the holes on the toilet. If I install this way the two bolts will lean in toward the toilet bowl and will present a weak point in the plastic. My only choice at this point appears to be to enlarge the holes on the toilet to by 1/8 inch to the outside. Question, did you try mounting the toilet to see how the bolts come through, this stuff is all standard, would be strange to find a toilet that is made wrong.there is usually quite a bit of play with the bolts, not a precise fit.
Gary45 11/10/21 02:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Toilet broke loose!

If you are going to use a wax gasket in your home make sure you get the better one with the plastic funnel built in, a regular wax gasket will leak if your toilet has even a tiny amount of movement, a foam gasket is preferred for any toilet install, they come in a couple of thicknesses. Replaced lots of leaking wax gaskets in homes.
Gary45 11/09/21 04:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Removing old caulk after softening it

1/2 inch wood chisel works well
Gary45 11/01/21 08:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: California bans almost all small internal combustion engines

I have one of the newer battery lawn mowers, cuts much better then my gas powered lawn mower and no fumes.
Gary45 10/11/21 06:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: awning rolling up, arms and supports not aligned

Could the awning have moved on the roller so that it's closer to one end. I would think if the tension is much higher on one spring than the other it could cause your problem.
Gary45 09/25/21 02:09pm Tech Issues
RE: DOT CODE WITH LETTERS

Look on the other side of the tire
Gary45 09/18/21 02:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Batteries won't hold charge - need help

Just remove the (charging) wire from the house battery, you should be able to charge the vehicle battery and start it. You can hook your charger up to vehicle ground and the disconnected house battery charging wire to charge house battery. Then one of the batteries will discharge quickly pointing you to the problem.
Gary45 09/06/21 05:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Batteries won't hold charge - need help

The isolator is the only place where the house battery is connected to the vehicle battery, should be 3 wires/connections, disconnect the wire from the house battery. There will be a wire from the alternator, center connection on mine and a wire going directly to vehicle battery. If you disconnect house connection at least both batteries will not drain. Do you have a battery charger or jumper cables, odds are the problem is on the house side.
Gary45 09/06/21 03:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Batteries won't hold charge - need help

It's easy to replace the isolator, if the both batteries are dead that quick something is drawing power all the time. Check and make sure nothing is on. Do you have a volt meter? If you do you can measure how many amps are being drawn from each battery, leave wires disconnected and isolated at the isolator so you can check each battery separately. You have something on, likely on the house side.
Gary45 09/06/21 02:18pm Class C Motorhomes
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