There is an Onan genset for sale in my neighbourhood. The person who has it has been trying to solve an issue where it starts and runs for a while than quits. He has replaced the carb and some other parts based on advice from experts and it hasn't solved the problem. The latest advice he got was to replace the coil but he has decided to sell instead. I think it's a p218 based on the genset model (emerald 4000). The hour meter shows 132 for what that's worth. I know it would have a tapered shaft but I'm thinking of picking it up anyway for the engine or just to repair it.
He wants 250$ for it but is going to look at a little tiller I have so that will be a partial trade. I was wondering if an adapter can be made to use the tapered shaft. Also, I think it has a large oil sump of 3.5 quarts which would probably mean it won't fit where a typical GT engine would. I have a JD 317 with a series 1 engine and I know it is ripe so am looking at this engine as a possible replacement.
Anyone have any experience with this sort of thing.