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Default Flashed my Genset :-0

Well, temps are hitting 110 degrees so time to work on the bus in the sun again! I don't know why but I do some of my best work dieing in the Arizona sun rather than on a cold winder day?

My genset quit working at Q last January and I've been trying to troubleshoot it ever since. I replaced all the relays, cleaned all the connections, created a new vibration isolator for the control box, replaced the oil pressure switch, radiator over temp switch, etc.. but nothing would keep the genset running.

After studying the schematic for hours I finally figured out the Voltage regulator and its roll in keeping the genset running. While researching I studied "flashing" the genset and decided i'd try that before I shot gun the regulator itself. I jumpered terminals "P" & "20" then fired up the genset. This applied a full 12v to the voltage regulator and fuel solenoid. The genset started and kept running! I did a quick voltage test and found the output to be 146v across L1 & L2 to L0 and 291v between L1 & L2.

I shut the genset down and let it set a few minutes, removed the jumper, and fired it up again. This time it started and stayed running on its own and the voltages were back in the mid 120's. I let it run a few minutes then fire up two of the rooftop AC's and now everything seems to be ok?

Pretty frustrating going 6 months with no generator and no AC on the road in Arizona but glad I did not have to pull the genset out completely to troubleshoot. I've attached a few pics to for identification.
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HA HA.. my little Burro!

- yea, now gotta deal with Sporlan valves

You do know that if you get a new Sporlan valve and put it (and the box it came in), within 6 inches of the old one....it will never fail!!!
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Had a small micro burst hit us last night during the start of the monsoon season. I fabricated a large sliding gate for the bus in the back yard to gain access to the street, we live on a corner lot. The gate is secured by rollers on one side and a metal locking plate on the other so once closed it's fairly secure.

However, I did not actually lock the gate, just closed it. Apparently the high winds somehow opened the gate which then made it much less stable and the micro burst moved the gate off it's track and it fell on the side walk and stuck out into the street.

So I waited for the winds to subside then got busy putting the gate back on its track and then locking it properly for security. I used a home built A-frame and used the old 78FC35 bus for security as I lifted the gate at an angle back to its upright position.

It's amazing what one person can do with the proper leverage, planning, and IBUProfen!
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Had a small micro burst hit us last night during the start of the monsoon season. I fabricated a large sliding gate for the bus in the back yard to gain access to the street, we live on a corner lot. The gate is secured by rollers on one side and a metal locking plate on the other so once closed it's fairly secure.

However, I did not actually lock the gate, just closed it. Apparently the high winds somehow opened the gate which then made it much less stable and the micro burst moved the gate off it's track and it fell on the side walk and stuck out into the street.

So I waited for the winds to subside then got busy putting the gate back on its track and then locking it properly for security. I used a home built A-frame and used the old 78FC35 bus for security as I lifted the gate at an angle back to its upright position.

It's amazing what one person can do with the proper leverage, planning, and IBUProfen!

I hate those self inflicted wounds.
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