It wasn’t like we didn’t try
Original issue was it would shut down after an hours running. Sounds like heat related or the low oil shut down circuit… right? The low oil is easy to check…. not it. OK, it’s overheating so lets vent away the air outlet so the hot air won’t get sucked back into the intake. No luck but now we have a new issue…. oil on the grouns,,,, looks like the main seal has given up…. didn’t do that before we started….
At this point decisions need to be made…… the generators were awesome units new and still you can find many humming right along … but the definition of a generator being “an emergency standby device” when your wife says she’s hot….. most times it means the roof AC needs to come on which means that ole troll needs to do it’s job. I don’t see 40 year old generators sitting at the American Red Cross waiting for a disaster…. no, when they start having one issue after another and will not reliable do it’s job…. time for it’s gold watch and new blood needs to take over.
In a machine going to the level the JD is seeking, Mr. Troll has to go. All aspects of a restoration need to be considered. A phone call to confirm this baby needs a new apu
and the troll is outa there Today we will be installing a remanufactured Honda EV-6010 in the ole troll hole. I’ll do pick on the install today.. this will be a fixed install. Having all service points on the outside of the units, with only 2″ of radiator clearance on the back…. these puppies are just fine and happy in the troll hole! Here’s one we installed recently like that With the compartment insulation removed, we install new sound deadening “1 pound sheet goods” to quieten the unit then a 3/4″ plywood then undercoated wood platform supports the unit in the hole plus insulated the underside from the hot exhaust and muffler More than just fitting, you need technical and parts support. Meet Paul Wollover of www.PinellasPowerProducts.com , he is the Guru of the Honda EV-40 and 6010 water cooled generator. He has diy tutorials on his site, he’s a great technical expert on these generators and can supply any part you would need, he can rehab the units as we have done up to totally rebuilding the unit . And a great guy too! Support is a major issue on geer like this and we are blessed with just what we need. Check out his web site.
The comment is made, “The water cooled Handa RV generators have not been produced for 4 years now…. heck, they haven’t made a GMC in over 40…. and we’re still here catering to them so I’d rather have a Honda 6000 watt water cooled generator any day, especially with the support we have.!
I think I was telling you we are getting in recycled Honda generators from emergency trucks right now…. hardly used and completely gone through… man these are nice unit…. and we sold another one yesterday! Want one, lets fill up the b/o list! My phone and lap top are still not talking…. come on guys, get over it! Today I posted the new pics out of the phone (may be a bit longer downloading not being reduced but at least I can flap my tongue again.
Adding another project onto a restoration so close to delivery (next week) on JD’s next week takes an extra big stick to stir up my ants to get this too done but we’ll give it a shot… I mean afterall this is a nice coach… it needs a nice generator. Sometimes it’s a tough decision spending the bucks…. With the generator refurbished @ $3500 (you can find them on Ebay or Craigs list for good deals), sound insulation ($180) then installation and misc. stuff you can have $5000 on the job but man, when you look at that remote it’s no Hail Mary mother of God prayer…. you just hold the start button until the green light comes on and that’s it….. the AC works and “happy wife, happy life”.
The day is on, see ya later……