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Onan generators
« on: December 10, 2017, 07:18:51 PM »
Anybody know anything about Generators or this brand?
I`m having trouble finding a home page.
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Re: Onan generators
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 07:34:17 PM »
Try this  https://power.cummins.com/cummins-onan-quiet-diesel-generators

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Re: Onan generators
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 09:26:49 PM »
smokstak.com has a onan page with some pretty sharp guys. They've helped me out on some issues with mine over the years.

If your needing manuals try twinslan.com.. Since cummins took over onan they want to charge for every scrap of paper but the twinslan site has lots of manuals and stuff for free. thumbsup2
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Re: Onan generators
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 09:38:59 PM »
You don't want to have to buy a replacement control board. With a tech installation, it may come very close to the cost of a brand new unit.

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Re: Onan generators
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 10:57:16 PM »
I also have a Onan generator. I got it from Canada. It's a Canadian Military generator.
it's been siting so long that the gas was thick as syrup. Parts are getting scarce . Ebay has a nice selection of engine parts , but you really need  to have part numbers to make sure you get the correct parts.

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Re: Onan generators
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 11:04:07 PM »
https://www.flightsystems.com/

See these people for board replacement/repair. They got it going on for the older stuff. Tech guys are pretty sharp. thumbsup2
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Re: Onan generators
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2017, 11:41:45 PM »
Well the one I`m bidding on is a 3000kvw Diesel unit vintage 1986 an ex military unit it`s got about 480 hrs on it
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Re: Onan generators
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2018, 04:07:21 PM »
did you get it? I have been thinking about buying a surplus genny
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Re: Onan generators
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2018, 04:59:14 PM »
Na it went over what I wanted to pay, I think around 800ish .
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Re: Onan generators
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2018, 05:12:59 PM »
Too bad you are so far from me. I'm thinking of getting rid of mine.

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Re: Onan generators
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2018, 07:33:14 PM »
Road trip for Ken th-bounce
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Re: Onan generators
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2018, 07:33:14 PM »