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#1 PappyH OFFLINE  


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Posted November 14, 2011 - 08:49 AM

Threw a rod on my Onan. Looks to be more expensive and time consuming to repair than I can handle right now. Wondering if something else can be used without a lot of permanent changes in case I want to go back to the Onan sometime. Any help or Ideas appreciated.

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 09:37 AM

Those engines are a dime a dozen you can get them for a couple hundred now a days

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Posted January 08, 2012 - 12:00 PM

I replaced the 16 HP Onan engine in mine with a 20 HP Onan twin cylinder back in the late 80's. The footprint was not the same, and had to modify the mounting arrangement. Also, the new engine was just enough larger that I really had to hack up the hood. Otherwise, the pulley fit fine (you have to make sure that the crankshaft output is the right size), and it works great.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 03:50 PM

I bought mine with a thrown rod. The insides were clean so I just purchased used piistons and rods.
It worked for a little while but it is time to get everything working right. I did a good job on the grill. It was torn off at the bottom.