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Old 02-19-2021, 07:22 PM   #41
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Jim, You have an ammeter, clamp on, correct?

Have you run the pump and used the ammeter to monitor the current drawn and then compared that reading to the nameplate spec.?
Maybe there is something physically wrong with the motor/pump so it draws to much current without tripping a breaker or fuse.

If there is a problem with the pump, regardless if it is the motor or the pump, and it is under warranty then get another.
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Old 02-19-2021, 07:24 PM   #42
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Jim, You have an ammeter, clamp on, correct?
Have you run the pump and used the ammeter to monitor the current drawn and then compared that reading to the nameplate spec.?
Maybe there is something physically wrong with the motor/pump so it draws to much current without tripping a breaker or fuse.

If there is a problem with the pump, regardless if it is the motor or the pump, and it is under warranty then get another.
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Old 02-19-2021, 08:48 PM   #43
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Ok.

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I think its time to abandon this project and move on to a new install.

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I think that is a wise decision.

Being a former Entec NW dealer and having an Entec Generator in my personal boat for 15 years, I suggest you look for a replacement.

It worked ok for me 15 years and I put up with it's issues because of space limitations on my boats. But, I feel that I got my moneys worth having paid $3,500 for it in the late 90's and using it on two different boats. If I had not replaced the engine on it towards the end, I would be a lot more happy.
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Thanks C. I will give that a go.

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Any developments? Im following this. I want to know how this works out when my pump dies. I looked at mine the other day, pump looks identical to yours.
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Full disclosure....I am very happy to be rid of my Entec 4200.

Before I put ?hitty ?hitty bang bang to rest I pulled it up and out of the sound enclosure a number of times to service the heat exchanger and replace the zinc - not easy. I also ended up abandoning the two "siamesed" pumps and wired a 120 VAC March pump into the generator output for the raw water and plumbed a DC Johnston circulation pump into the coolant loop (a toggle switch to power on the DC pump was added to the start panel).

If pump parts are hard to obtain, removing your current seized coolant pump and adding a DC pump might be an option - there is probably a better way to wire the pump so it starts on engine start-up.

Just a thought - good luck

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hi all,

slightly off topic but definitely entec.

we have a 4200-D and i'm in the process of replacing the fuel valve. i got the kit that mastry made up when they owned entec. has anyone installed this kit? it involves rerouting most of the fuel lines.

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Full disclosure....I am very happy to be rid of my Entec 4200.



Before I put ?hitty ?hitty bang bang to rest...

Yes... Im going to be rid of mine as well.

Love the nick-name!

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i seem to be the odd man out. we've had ours for 17 years (1770 hrs) and yes we've had some problems but most were the result of the boat mfg. the 2 problems that tied back to entec were 1) faulty capacitors. entec changed sources 15 years ago and we still have the same one. 2) failed fuel valve. i got their kit and we're back in business.
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Entec Genny is now fixed! Surprisingly easy!

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You gonna tell us what the fix was?

Looks like you jacked the Entec up and put in a NL?
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You gonna tell us what the fix was?

Looks like you jacked the Entec up and put in a NL?
Viewing the picture, the placement of the major components ..... Looks just like my NL
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Entec West Genny advice.

These guys had something they had fabricated that looked like a coat rack, that came in 3 parts: two posts made of square tubular aluminum shaped like an inverted T, and a strong SS tubular beam about 1.75 diameter and about 7 long (more or less). They had two hoists: 1 to lift the genny and one to slide it along on the beam. Everything could be disassembled, and raised up and down with different sizes of blocks. We used 10 blocks for blocking yachts that we borrowed from the boat yard. Very efficient. Once everything was set up we had the exchange done in a couple of hours.

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Looks like you jacked the Entec up and put in a NL?
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Looks Great Jim, we now have two ways to fix an Entec West Genny!
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