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Sweet Rick...Fire up that AC now
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Bill, Facet is a brand name. The pump on the Kubota/Onan was a Facet. It is now something else that works.

Hogie, AC works as it should.

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Congrats on the repair!! Good deal. Sounds like you bought a winner!
Robert, Thank You Sir. We knew it was a winner when we got it home.
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What a wonderful afternoon cool, cool, cool. The AC worked as it should and the generator did also ---- until about 5:45 this afternoon. It shut down from heat. popped the cap on the water tank, a little low but not that much. Filled the tank ran a bit then started heating again. Radiator fan is running as it should. Took the cap off and a little to much pressure in there. Figured it was a stuck thermostat or a water pump. Removed the thermostat housing and no thermostat. Has to be the pump right? Fired the puppy off with the thermostat housing loose and water runs out with lots of volume. Not the water pump. OK now what? Filled the surge tank, put the cap on and fired her up again. About 10 minutes shes hot again. Take the cap off with the engine running and bubbles in the water.

This is what I think it could be; Blown Head Gasket, Cracked Head or a Cracked Block. None of those are good. The question is, would it be more cost effective to have the Kubota built our find a replacement engine?
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Don't give up yet.
There may be air in the system from opening the pump. the rad is remote.
Pressure test at the radiator cap for engine leaks or the rad may be plugged up.
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Rick,
Running without a thermostat will cause overheating in hot weather. The water circulates too fast without the restriction of the thermostat and does not spend enough time in the radiator to cool down. I know it sounds wrong, but I believe this is true.

The bubbles don't sound good!
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Speculation- if your radiator has bubbles with cap off- run it till no bubbles. watch the level, if thermostats open, you will have hot water- stick ya finger in it-
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it will run hotter with out a stat

the rad is probably full of trash outside and inside

its behind the gen set........not a fun job

the insulation falls off and stopped up the rad!
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Not to worry Bill. I won't give up. It's not an air lock. I ran the Generator for about 5 continuous hours before it got hot. The bubbles are immediate in the surge tank when the engine is started. .
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might have popped a hg

but is it pressuring the rad?????

get a balloon or condom and get the engine warm

stretch them over the rad cap hole and see what is going on
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