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Old 09-12-2019, 05:32 AM   #201
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Some volt meters will measure nominal the voltage on the line .

Others will lock on and display the peak voltage , which on a 120v system might be 158v as the AC swings following its sine wave.

Frequency is a good measure of RPM.
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Old 03-24-2020, 11:57 AM   #202
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Westerbeke 6kw same issues

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Did you time the camshaft right?

Put your hand over the intake and roll the starter, it should suck strong. If it blows out, cam is timed wrong.
I still can't get my 6kw started, same issues. How do you change/set timing? Engine won't fire even with ether.
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Mine wouldn't fire at all until I got it fuel or diesel. I kept messing with it and all along it was the enjection pump and got it rebuilt and it wasn't cheap either. $450 later and running like a champ.
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Do you have the manuel? Someone on here sent it to me.I have it and have another generator that I took out of there. It was froze up so found another one.6.5 Kw but the old one had the generator winding on the side so just the motor with a belt to the generator sort to speak.
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See if it is listed here:
https://www.westerbeke.com/dieselgeneratorslibrary.htm
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Mine wouldn't fire at all until I got it fuel or diesel. I kept messing with it and all along it was the enjection pump and got it rebuilt and it wasn't cheap either. $450 later and running like a champ.
Thanks for the reply. I know I need the pump rebuilt but I thought that using ether I would at least get it to pop/fire or show some sign of life. Any engine with air, fuel compression etc. It appears that om getting puffs of smoke out of the intake. Shouldn't be anything coming out, I don't think. I'm concerned that a pump rebuild may not be the only problem and $500 build cost will be money not well spent. Did you do anything else to yours? Also did you test compression? Thanks again.
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You can do a "redneck" compression test by putting a socket wrench on crank pulley nut and rotating engine clockwise by hand. You should feel a "hard spot" due to compression every 240deg (three per two turns). If it is easy to turn over, you don't have enough compression to fire.

Ether is not good for these, but if does not kick with ether you probably have sticky rings or corroded valves. Take rocker cover off and look for rust on valve hardware. If rusted up there, water got in and you have a mess.

Glow plugs working?
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