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Old 06-10-2019, 09:55 PM   #1
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6 kw Northern lights parts needed

I need a timing gear cover for my 6kw northern lights. The company canít seem to source one. I have had one on order since February. Anyone know of a 6k laying around that could be used for parts?

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Old 06-10-2019, 10:24 PM   #2
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Check with tractor shops. Shibaura 673.

What happened to your timing gear cover? Not something that normally gets replaced.
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Is a 5KW the same? I have one in my garage that I need to decide what to do with, maybe this is a sign?
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:27 AM   #4
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Go look at the classifieds over on CruisersForum. Someone was parting out a 6kw NL genset. Might be exactly what you need.
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Is a 5KW the same? I have one in my garage that I need to decide what to do with, maybe this is a sign?
Do you have a parts manual for it? What year is it and I will try to track down.
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Check with tractor shops. Shibaura 673.

What happened to your timing gear cover? Not something that normally gets replaced.
Dropped a socket, after cleaning out heat exchanger. After a thorough search, I was sure it had rolled under the engine, just out of reach. I tested engine and of course learned that the socket had fallen behind fan belt pulley. The socket spun off and broke the cover.

I have had the cover on order since February. The national distributor canít seem to get one in.

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Go look at the classifieds over on CruisersForum. Someone was parting out a 6kw NL genset. Might be exactly what you need.
Found classified and sent email.
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Is a 5KW the same? I have one in my garage that I need to decide what to do with, maybe this is a sign?
The part number I need is different than the one I found in a 5kw parts manual. I need 165106151. Yours uses a 165106140. Dang.

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Try to find out who built the block and get at it that way
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Try to find out who built the block and get at it that way
I tried Ski's suggestion with no luck.

Also, I called l Northern lights in Seattle and one of the parts gurus told me said he called Japan five times on this order. Pleas for help are falling on deaf ears. Not exactly the kind of service one would expect from Northern Lights.
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I would search ebay, not that I think you will see it listed, but I would contact those listing parts to see if they have a scrap gen lying around to take the cover off. Just a suggestion
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I would search ebay, not that I think you will see it listed, but I would contact those listing parts to see if they have a scrap gen lying around to take the cover off. Just a suggestion
I have been doing just that. No luck. Northern lights folks in Seattle tell me that the Japanese company is ignoring them. The company has had on emergency order For my part since February.

I have loved the generator, but this sure gives me pause for thought.

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Could it be repaired by a welding shop
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Could it be repaired by a welding shop
It is possible, but I donít give it a high probability of success.
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I did a quick search on Lugger marine propulsion, not too much luck, but since NL doesn't actually make that part what about at the source?
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It is possible, but I donít give it a high probability of success.

Just curious - what happened to it?
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Just curious - what happened to it?
A good lesson for all.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:45 AM   #18
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Update

After waiting for months to get this part from Japan, Northern Lights has decided to take the case off a new generator and send it. According to the VP for operations, the company is moving its factory to China which was causing the inordinately long delay.
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Sorry it took so long, but good to hear they are taking care of you. That's the NL I know.
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