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#16 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 08:57 PM

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 09:15 PM

Definitely keep it. Theres always some bugs to work out, but that Onan will outwork and outlast just about any engine
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Posted August 18, 2012 - 09:17 PM

Thanks Olcowhand, I had found that one but was hopeing the Onan guys new of a cheaper place but if not I will be ordering a set as soon as their vacation is over.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 09:18 PM

And being a BF, likely no oil filter. BUT, there should be a plate bolted over where you can simply bolt on an oil filter adapter to have filtered oil. You have to cut out the shrouding to allow for the filter to stick through, but not a biggie at all to do.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 09:28 PM

Hugh I will keep this engine as it was originally bought to replace one in my other ss 16. That one is in very good condition except for the blown engine that was my fault. will leave me with an ss16 with no engine and since I love the look and simplicity of the tractor I will be looking to repower that one. I know what you think but it would cost way more to rebuild the onan than it will to repower if I take my time looking for the right motor and who knows it may turn out to be another {larger hp } Onan. Thanks for your thoughts and help as this is one oldtimer who has no problem learning from the younger guys.

Bryan

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 09:37 PM

Thanks Olcowhand, I had found that one but was hopeing the Onan guys new of a cheaper place but if not I will be ordering a set as soon as their vacation is over.

Bryan


Actually, I am an "Onan Guy" from way back. Just I got into diesels the last few years, and no offense to Onan, but a good diesel trumps them. When it comes to me & gasoline engines, I'm all ONAN! I have a couple used BF's in waiting, a blown P220 I'm going to part to refurb a B48 and turn it into a 20hp engine. Then the CCKB in my Allis 620, and a spare CCKB engine. I also have a Massey 1855 with a B48, then a Massey modded 1650 with a B48G Onan.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 09:55 PM

Wow cowhand I guess you do know your Onans!!!!!!!!

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Posted August 19, 2012 - 12:26 AM

Points are cheaper here, but I didn't see the condensor!
http://www.gphope.com/store/cat/63
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Posted August 19, 2012 - 07:31 AM

Give Gary a phone call or send him a message via email about the condensor. His phone number is on the website. He is has helped me out on more than one occasion.
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Posted August 19, 2012 - 08:09 AM

I've gotten some things from him before. Happy with the service!
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Posted August 19, 2012 - 09:05 AM

I'm funny when it comes to contact points, and I tend to avoid aftermarket. That said, Gary's points may do just as well as OE. I've bought from Gary also (gaskets, etc), and great service.
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Posted August 20, 2012 - 10:27 AM

I have never replaced points on any Onan I have had. I have had 2 BF/MS's, 1 B48M, 1 BG/MS, and 1 N52M, never needed to replace the points. I just take some sand paper and brake cleaner and clean them up real good.

As far as the repower question goes, go out on craigslist and type in Onan engine, sometimes you can buy a complete tractor with engine for less than an engine costs by itself. If you are not going to run a snow blower or mower or any other engine driven implements, a 6.5hp engine from Harbo Freight is cheap and will do a great job.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 11:06 AM

I have never replaced points on any Onan I have had. I have had 2 BF/MS's, 1 B48M, 1 BG/MS, and 1 N52M, never needed to replace the points. I just take some sand paper and brake cleaner and clean them up real good.



I've never bought more than maybe 3 or 4 sets of points for any small engine in my life either....NONE for an Onan. The occasional set that were shot, I usually have a decent used set to clean up & put in. Same for condensers...the used stash usually has what I need. I've had maybe 6 or 7 Onans in the past, besides the 8 that I have now. The only NEW parts I have ever bought for any of them were a few gaskets, and a few sets of piston rings. Everything else I sourced from my used parts or bought used off ebay or used parts at local repair shops. The most I've ever had to put into any Onan was around $175.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 08:44 PM

People say they are pigs to work on, but they are very simple and quite forgiving. I think its very appropriate that Cummins bought them out




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