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Posted March 17, 2011 - 05:09 AM

I worked on my GTV/16 yesterday. Got the varidrive put back together. Removed the fuel tank for cleaning. Need to get a fuel filter and small length of 1/8" tube for the oil pressure gauge. Then, carb needs cleaned out. After all this, I hope to crank it up and have it back in service. I'll be happy to hear the Onan come back to life.

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Posted March 17, 2011 - 07:44 AM

Hope all goes smoothly for you.
Let us know when you get it running :thumbs:

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Posted March 17, 2011 - 07:45 AM

Hope you have good luck with it.

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Posted March 17, 2011 - 08:36 AM

Thanks, guys. Hopefully, I won't find any obstacles.

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Posted March 17, 2011 - 12:21 PM

Good luck. I hope you have no obstacles either.

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Posted March 20, 2011 - 05:18 PM

First problem, starter needs help. Second, fuel pump not working. Checked all wiring, got good grounds. Just going to have to pull this Onan starter off and see why it's not working. Fuel pump is electric, has good ground, just ain't working. Saga to continue at a later date.
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Posted March 21, 2011 - 04:16 AM

Any Onan gurus around. Going to take starter off and disassemble. Just wondering if I need to watch out for things flying through the air when I remove the bolts. It is a B43 or B48 engine.
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Posted March 22, 2011 - 05:28 AM

Got the starter apart. Man, those brushes were gone. Cleaned everything up. Found parts, including the fuel pump, get them after the first of the month.

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Posted March 22, 2011 - 05:31 AM

Got the starter apart. Man, those brushes were gone. Cleaned everything up. Found parts, including the fuel pump, get them after the first of the month.


Where did you find the brushes from? I was going to post that there shouldn't be anything to worry about flying apart other then the brushes popping out of the channels once the armature is slid out past.

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Posted March 22, 2011 - 08:08 AM

I put the link in the question post down below. Do you know how to get the large nut off the front end of the shaft? I haven't figured how to hold the shaft from turning with out destroying things. It's on there pretty tight.

Where did you find the brushes from? I was going to post that there shouldn't be anything to worry about flying apart other then the brushes popping out of the channels once the armature is slid out past.



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Posted March 22, 2011 - 06:41 PM

Here is the link if anyone is interested:Gary's Place Good prices, will let you know about service.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 08:22 AM

Got the parts in the mail yesterday. Good service from Gary's. Now to figure out how to put it back together. Anyone here have experience with the B43-48 type starters? All suggestions will be a big help.
Maybe I need to ask this over in Sears/Roper forum.

Edited by KennyP, April 22, 2011 - 08:24 AM.
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Posted April 22, 2011 - 08:49 AM

Found some info in the service manual. DUH. Still, any suggestions would be good.

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 08:21 AM

Got that sucker back together and it works. Only thing I can add to the service manual instructions is to have some one help hold the brushes in while you stab the armature. That was a real pain, trying to hold four brushes down and the end cap and the armature. But I got it.

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 10:31 PM

I put a few brush sets in starters before.
If there is no holes in the end cap of the starter,I drill 4 small holes for the 4 brush starters and insert 4 small nails to hold the brushes back while I install the endcap.

It makes it a little less frustrating.
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