any RV techs here?? HELP

any RV techs here?? HELP

PostBy: firewoodman On: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:21 pm

Need to replace the starter in my dometic/generac genny. It appears that I have to split the engine from the generator to replace the starter... Really???
firewoodman
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Axman-Anderson, Fisher W/B
Stove/Furnace Model: AA-130

Re: any RV techs here?? HELP

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:51 am

Snap some pics.

If it's a fairly new setup, that wouldn't surprise me in the least. :roll:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: any RV techs here?? HELP

PostBy: firewoodman On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:10 am

no its a genny from 84'....if I could get my hands on that engineers throat right now... gotta remove the whole genset from motorhome, split gencase from engine remove adapter housing to get at one damm bolt!!!!. Oh the book smart idiots!!!!
firewoodman
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Axman-Anderson, Fisher W/B
Stove/Furnace Model: AA-130


Re: any RV techs here?? HELP

PostBy: firewoodman On: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:03 am

this has to be the biggest design blunder I've ever seen!!! build a engine that requires the total(almost) dissasembly to replace a starter....CRAZY!!! then make the starter drive out of plastic!!!! Will be using neversieze liberally on reassembly!!!
firewoodman
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Axman-Anderson, Fisher W/B
Stove/Furnace Model: AA-130

Re: any RV techs here?? HELP

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:48 am

Oh man! Things like this drive us crazy. Wouldn't you like to build, then pack the designer's lunch box? Make it a can of Spaghettios and the can opener is built into the lunch box. He'll discover that the can will only fit the opener if the box top is removed. To remove the top you have to have a tamper proof #3.7 Torx wrench but once you get the wrench he finds the top blocks it from full rotation. The 12 hinge bolts must be turned 1/32" at a time, removing and replacing the wrench each time. Ahhh, now that the top is off the box when he goes to use the opener he sees you need a special tool for opening Spaghettios. Oh look, on the can it mentions you get a free tool inside every can!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: any RV techs here?? HELP

PostBy: Dennis On: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:57 pm

firewoodman wrote:this has to be the biggest design blunder I've ever seen!!! build a engine that requires the total(almost) dissasembly to replace a starter....CRAZY!!! then make the starter drive out of plastic!!!! Will be using neversieze liberally on reassembly!!!


They don't design things today with you the consumer in mind. They are designed to keep the mechanic's and service centers busy and making money on repairs and parts. They can't make any money if they sell one that lasts years without needing serviced by the dealership.They are designed to keep the consumer not knowing and inpossibe to repair.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: any RV techs here?? HELP

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:04 pm

You got that right. :x Makes me money, but pisses me off just the same!

I'd like to have just ONE easy day working ..... JUST ONE! Is that so much to ask??? :lol:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: any RV techs here?? HELP

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu May 03, 2012 10:21 pm

Equinox 05 fuel pump list $800+ and almost 5 hours labor...
nothing is designed to be repaired...
100,000 mile parts not designed for diy replacement...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: any RV techs here?? HELP

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun May 20, 2012 6:20 pm

Well guess you also won't be owning a cadillac, with northstar engine. starter is under intake manifold, in valley between heads.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: any RV techs here?? HELP

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun May 20, 2012 9:23 pm

Yeah I remember seeing a cutaway of that engine at a car show back when it first came out. I said ... good luck workin on that thing!

Guess it's a good thing I can't afford one anyway. :lol:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler