1855 (Onan Engine) Electric Clutch
Posted September 11, 2011 - 08:56 PM
I am going to use a longer belt from the electric clutch to drive the snow blower.
So here is the question.
The pulley on the 1600 I have ( Kohler engine) turns very easily when the engine is off or the clutch is not energized.
On the Onan with the engine off and the clutch switch in the off position the pulley is stiff to turn. IT will turn but not like the Kohler arangement where it will spin several turns befopre the normal friction stops it. The clutch does engage.
So is the ONAN different, or does it need adjustment, or is it as simple as applying some grease along the crankshaft? If it needs adjustment can someone share the secret to adjusting it? As the 1655/1855 manual is not very descriptive on adjusting it.
Last question on this clutch, the current pulley has 4 tapped holes in it. May I add a second sheave and if so does anyone have an extra pulley that I can add? Mine is 7 inches in diameter and it has a width on 5/8 inches for a B belt.
Again thanks for all the advice so far.
Posted September 11, 2011 - 09:38 PM
Posted September 11, 2011 - 10:33 PM
Now is it safe to add a second sheave, or is ther such a thing as a double sheaved pulley for the clutch