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we got room not much hook ups but can have a great time come on down!
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Paul, one of the service techs at Powertech told me it was the polyurethane egg crate insulation around the generator that turns to powder, as it crumbles gets sucked up and destroys the bearing seal. Dirt too I'm sure. He said you don't see that in soundbox installations.
He strongly recomended scrapping it out and replacing it.
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Woody, you just saved $800 - $1,000 that Power-Tech estimated to do that job a while back.

cheapest i could find to do it is 2500!!!!!!!

back in but 1-2 hrs a eve is hard to finish

also the stupid dust storms@@@@@@@@
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Hi Woody,
Where is the fan bracket you cut? Are you refering to the blower that blows on the generator end up underneath? Thanks for the pictures. They help alot.
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After reading this thread I think I am going to replace my Powertech bearing as a preventative measure. Fortunately on the BMC it is installed with the genny head to the front, so it should just require removing the front fiberglass to get to it. Mine also has the disintegrating sound insulation , and I will be replacing it as well.
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Never mind on the fan bracket question. I found a picture in another thread that made it clear. Thanks for pointing it out though. Saved me a lot of time figuring it out for myself. Thats whats it all about. Thanks for a heck of a good forum. Without this forum, sooner or later I would have spent $2500+ at Powertech.
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Today I did the preventative replacement of the bearing in my Powertech. Like most others have found that have done this, the bearing was getting dry. It didn't have a lot of slop yet but it wouldn't have been long. I believe this is a must do procedure for any Powertech that has over 2500 hours and has the original bearing. Definitely one of those pay me now or pay me later deals....
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Today I did the preventative replacement of the bearing in my Powertech. Like most others have found that have done this, the bearing was getting dry. It didn't have a lot of slop yet but it wouldn't have been long. I believe this is a must do procedure for any Powertech that has over 2500 hours and has the original bearing. Definitely one of those pay me now or pay me later deals....
hi dan
as i have some history with the powertech bearing issue i agree!
now i get to do it bmc style !! easy peeeessssieee the insultion looks like the same nasty job though
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Mike,
Yeah.....the bearing is definitely easier. Nice that they turned those things the right way in a BMC....
Funny you would mention the foam, since I just removed it today. I used a pressure washer and it came off without too much trouble. Took me about 30 minutes. Letting it dry real good before trying to put anything back in there, and I bought some Loctite professional strength spray adhesive today as well.
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