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Posted July 09, 2011 - 07:19 AM

Hi there;
I just joined after picking up a 316 Onan. It was repainted, and the painter seemed to have no regard for preserving serial numbers. I have never seen a machine so devoid of identifying information.
Are there an hidden locations that an identifying mark could be found. I am not even sure which engine I have.

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 07:34 AM

Welcome to the Forum!

If you can get some pictures posted of the engine that may help with identification.

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 07:38 AM

:wave: flip Welcome to GTTalk! It's great to have you here! Hope that you can find the help that you need.

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 07:41 AM

Welcome to GTtalk flip , I'm sure someone will be able to help you out , Al

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 08:45 AM

Hi there;
I just joined after picking up a 316 Onan. It was repainted, and the painter seemed to have no regard for preserving serial numbers. I have never seen a machine so devoid of identifying information.
Are there an hidden locations that an identifying mark could be found. I am not even sure which engine I have.

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Hello and welcome

The 316 Onan was originally equipped with a B series 16 hp Onan. Production began in 1984. Then in 1987 the 316 was powered with a P series 18 hp Onan. I am unsure if they ever used a P series 16 hp .... my guess is they did not. There are ways to identify whether you have a P or B .... the air cleaner is different. I am sure they explain over at smallenginewarehouse.com how to distinguish between B and P series....

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 10:20 AM

Thanks for joining up & :welcome: to GTTalk.

Looks like you are already getting the information you need. Thanks Guys.

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 10:43 AM

Well .... up until 1983 JD had riveted- on engraved metal serial / model no. tags .... but then replaced with a stick on paper label. And prior to 1983 used all kohler Engines mostly and at least you have the model number cast into the block near the output shaft.

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 10:44 AM

Flip,welcome to the forum,glad to have you with us.

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 01:41 PM

Welcome flip. There should be a riveted plate on the console near the ignition switch. I think that is the only place there is a chassis serial no. on them.

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 06:11 PM

I think I figured out the motor. It has the oil filter coming through the air baffle. That should mean it is the B43E, making this an early 80s 16 horse.

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 06:14 AM

Hello and welcome

The 316 Onan was originally equipped with a B series 16 hp Onan. Production began in 1984. Then in 1987 the 316 was powered with a P series 18 hp Onan. I am unsure if they ever used a P series 16 hp .... my guess is they did not. There are ways to identify whether you have a P or B .... the air cleaner is different. I am sure they explain over at smallenginewarehouse.com how to distinguish between B and P series....

Thanks; That pretty much confirms I was right. So it is '84 - 86' with a P series 16 hp.
This thing has a lot og guts for 16 hp.

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 06:22 AM

:welcometogttalk: Flip. I have one of those engines on a Sears GTV/16. They do have plenty of power.

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 12:25 PM

Welcome flip. Glad you are here.

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 02:15 PM

Welcome to GTtalk

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 02:25 PM

:welcometogttalk:

Those Onan's are power-houses, lots of "grunt"....




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