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Old 11-17-2017, 12:08 PM   #1
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Onan genset

Anyone know a source for a rebuilt 15kW Onan (or equivalent) generator for a Grand Banks 49, 1983?
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Old 11-17-2017, 12:32 PM   #2
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What is wrong with it?

Which model is it? MDJ or MDL series? If MDJ, probably better off replacing it. MDL is a better unit, but engine is hard to get parts for.
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You might be better of with another brand. Onan, owned by Cummings, doesn't really want people to rebuild their engines. The want you to buy a short block or better yet a new engine. I have a 14kw Onan and will never have another.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:14 PM   #4
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Ebay has a few listed....one Onan , a few Westerbeke, and then others....various KWs.....

You probably dont need an exact KW replacement.

That was a few days ago.
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First, see if you can answer Ski's questions.

If you are looking for a used or refurb unit give Gold Coast Power in Ft. Lauderdale a call.

I had an Onan MDL 4 20 kw that worked great for us and had about 8,000 hours on it when I sold it. Surveyed out just fine. As of 4 years ago, parts weren't an issue though some have found it difficult to replace the lift pump with OEM and substituted electric. I wouldn't hesitate to have another Onan actually. Ironically not all of their engines are actually made by Cummins.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:39 PM   #6
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Thanks.
My mechanic and I removed the injector to discover the leakage was due to a broken fuel injector. The FI was rusted and broken in cylinder 3.
We decided to replace the Onan w a new 15kW genset.
After all, she’s 34 years old w 6k hours. Not bad for an Onan?!?
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Thanks.
My mechanic and I removed the injector to discover the leakage was due to a broken fuel injector. The FI was rusted and broken in cylinder 3.
We decided to replace the Onan w a new 15kW genset.
After all, she’s 34 years old w 6k hours. Not bad for an Onan?!?
Sounds like it was just getting broken in.
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