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Acting like an intermittent electrical problem. There will be folks at RATS that can help trace the wiring.
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Ernie Sorry to hear about your shoulder and Yanmar trouble.

An intermittent problem would seem unlikely to be the slip ring .... It stops running when a brush wire breaks ...... The thread to my repair is below

I've scanned and posted a Kohler Repair Manual that details the slip ring replacement, along with diagnosing procedures. I've included photos and links,


http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...278#post128278
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thanks, Michael.
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Ernie,
I'd check the voltage at the fuel solenoid. It ran and produced 110 voltage when it was held in manually, so it is just likley the 12 volt voltage is low at the solenoid and it drops out. Or the solenoid could also be failing.
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the voltage was 10.42. When i held the solenoid in when John started it, I let it go expecting it to push out and kill the engine- it didn't and ran for 5 hours before it stopped. I would think the voltage needs to be higher?
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Ernie,
I believe you should see 12 volts (battery voltage) for the solenoid to operate correctly. I think 10 volts is low and might be the reason it doesn't pull in in the first place. I have a Perkins and there may be differences with the Yanmar, but probably not.
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Ernie, you can add a Tyco (Bosh) relay to the Fuel Shutoff Solenoid power source and I just happen to have about 100 of them with me. Once you find a good 12 volt source you can wire it basically the same way as this on page 2 http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...BLEMS%20sm.pdf
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Wiring and electricity is best left to those that know more then me.
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Ernie,
I can help with the relay at RATS, pretty simple jub, just need to locate it in a clean place.
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