Wanderlodge Owners Group  
BuyByeBlueBird.com
Donate

Go Back   Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > Generators

Generators In this forum we will try to answer any of your questions about the different model generators that can be found on Blue Bird coach's.

Site Search:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-17-2014
White Hat Guy's Avatar
White Hat Guy White Hat Guy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Oneonta
Posts: 2,638
Default Kubota Starter

Sort of off topic, but I saw something important about my Kubota/Powertech genny during servicing this week.

My oil pressure sender was going south with a serious leak. John Boy Hughes at Coachcraft had to remove the starter to get the new sender installed. When he removed the starter, the area where it goes into the engine was filled with thick, greasy and caked dirt/dust. The starter spline was likewise caked with the same dirt/dust. According to John Boy, this is not uncommon. The long lasting reliability of the Kubota negates removal of some components for inspection/service. My genny is OEM and was installed in 1993. My guess is the starter has never been removed.

The dust is sucked into the starter from the rear via the generator, according to John Boy.

The starter is easy to remove and those of us with long lasting Kubotas might consider removing the starter and cleaning it and the connection point.

John Boy says the later models, with the generator in the front and the engine in the rear don't fall prey to this condition.
__________________
Tommy and Martha Rountree
1994 WLWB 40/2001 Honda CRV
FMCA #F31522
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
kubota 8 k Onan Fan Belt Rick Generators 40 05-31-2018 07:30 PM
Kubota O-ring Replacement LarryKehler Generators 7 03-01-2017 08:45 PM
Kubota Glowplugs LarryKehler Generators 11 12-12-2013 01:43 PM
Kubota over heating iamflagman Generators 18 05-15-2013 06:50 PM
Kubota Model Number LarryKehler Generators 4 10-13-2012 12:03 PM

Web Search:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.