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Old 04-19-2019, 03:13 PM   #141
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I let it run until it warmed up good and started it a few times just to see how easy it starts and seems to be running faster so reading my manuel again.
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:07 PM   #142
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when my westerbeke didn't start, it turned out to be the relay to the fuel pump. can you hear it clicking ? this would explain no fuel
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But it is starting and purring like a kitten.
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:31 PM   #144
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DON'T arbitrarily touch that wire to anything just to see what happens!! Bad juju!!

Tape it off and get some pics or find a manual. I downloaded a bunch of W-beke manuals online, just hunt around, they're out there.
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:42 PM   #145
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Well I have looked and talked to lots. Thereís nothing on the generator part anywhere. Iíve actually done lots of research on this generator just trying to get it started. Had a feeling that the Injecton pump was the issue right at the start but looked on line and eBay to find a replacement but saw that mine looked brand new compared to the others and they wanted 450-580 for thereís and ended up paying 580 for mine but some of it was shipping. Well luckily it worked and hopefully just hook up the red wire and run my AC. Iíve waited this long thinking I can wait a bit more.
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Check the relay that drives the fuel pump. This $1 item kept mine from starting.
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Don't know why anyone can actually read the posts. The generators running!! Just not putting out AC. Some AC just not a lot. Ill post pictures today since I'm lucky enough to have my boat in my backyard.
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Don't know why anyone can actually read the posts. The generators running!! Just not putting out AC. Some AC just not a lot. Ill post pictures today since I'm lucky enough to have my boat in my backyard.


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Here is where the wire attaches to the back of the generator
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Hereís where it comes out the back of the generator.
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:33 AM   #152
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Noticed today. I have the ground going to the battery but no ground going to my boat all around ground. Have the battery separate from my house bank with just a electric trickle charger on it. Figured if it put out AC it could charge it self that way.
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Doesn't even have a plate on back of the generator. Gone!
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You need a meter that can show Hertz (frequency) or a phototach to check speed. Should be 60-62Hz or 1800-1860rpm. Since the thing is transformer regulated, if rpm is too high, volts will be high too. Sort of a redneck check of rpm. If above 120, rpm might be high.
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Those gennies (8BTD) don't have the greatest reputation. Engines are fine but electrical end fails more than most. Not super easy to troubleshoot.
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So it's and rpm wire? Not to be hooked to 12volt positive?
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I have other wires that come out to but somebody said they are for the remote start? I can get a picture of them and in the picture you can see them going in there too.
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Small red and black in the picture and one even has a fuse on it. The red one of course and they are not hooked up to anything of course.
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That random red wire might be part of batt charging system, but can't tell from the photos. I doubt it has anything to do with why the machine is not making AC power. That should be your focus.
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Yes that is my focus for sure. So don't hook up any of them wires that you can see in the back? Of course I have the L1 or line black and green ground and white neutral hooked up trying to get ac out of the generator.
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