Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-11-2016, 08:36 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
shadester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Upstate N.Y.
Posts: 303
I'm not really sold on the tarnish theory. Seem quite new for that in my opinion especially since your running it. If you can't wait, I'd pull the carb, then the fuel bowl and clean it out. Maybe you have sediment or something in it. Usually if your careful, once you loosen and remove the fuel cut off valve. Just lightly tap the bowl and it usually comes off without damaging the gasket. Sure, if your really run lean the engine will run hotter than usual. Are you sure you didn't get some bad fuel or something???
__________________

shadester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 08:38 PM   #12
Member
 
goldenroads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Sherwood Park
Posts: 87
anything is possible. do you know of a reasonable way to empty and reload? there is about 20 gallons in the generator fuel tank now. other than running the generator, which is the problem, I don't know how to get it out!
__________________

__________________
2015 Seismic 3210 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
2015 GMC Sierra Denali 3500 HD Dually Diesel
2010 Can-Am Outlander 650 XTP Max
2010 Can-Am Outlander 800-R XTP Max
2013 Gio Spyder 110cc Kid Quad
2014 Weber Smokey Mountain 22" Brisket & Rib Factory
goldenroads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 08:38 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Abilene
Posts: 375
Quote:
Originally Posted by goldenroads View Post
THAT would be an easy fix! any reasonable way to do that? It has about 20 gallons in there now. if that's all it is, great. just not sure how to do it, other than running the generator, which is the problem right now!

This is built into the front of our toy hauler, gas tank is towards the rear by the fuel station for the ATVs
I pump my old welder and generator gas into the farm truck and refill with fresh twice a year.
I'm not familiar with your setup, but old gas does cause the surging you mentioned.

Seafoam may help.
Dad always put a cap full of rubbing alcohol in the grain truck gas tanks. (Seasonal use for sure) to displace water from condensation.
Vaquero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 08:40 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
shadester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Upstate N.Y.
Posts: 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by goldenroads View Post
anything is possible. do you know of a reasonable way to empty and reload? there is about 20 gallons in the generator fuel tank now. other than running the generator, which is the problem, I don't know how to get it out!
I'd rig up a external tank of fuel prior electric fuel pump and try it first. hook a line into the inlet side of electric pump.
shadester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 08:45 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Abilene
Posts: 375
All this new 10% ethanol fuel,is not air cooled engine friendly.
The longer it sets , the worse it gets.
Just too much water to begin with.
Vaquero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 09:01 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Michigan
Posts: 863
Quote:
Originally Posted by goldenroads View Post
THAT would be an easy fix! any reasonable way to do that? It has about 20 gallons in there now. if that's all it is, great. just not sure how to do it, other than running the generator, which is the problem right now!

This is built into the front of our toy hauler, gas tank is towards the rear by the fuel station for the ATVs
With Seafoam just add it to your fuel tank, the mix is 1oz per gallon. Since you have about 20 gallons I would buy two 16oz cans and $8 each and add both for a heavy dose, directions say max is a 50/50 mixture. Then run the engine to get the mix in the carb and let it soak internally do this a few times. Go check out there web site, its amazing what this stuff can do.
Sundancer330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 09:03 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,036
If it continues to surge after replacing the fuel pump then the carburetor will need to replaced.
It's more expensive but only takes another 15 minutes to replace;
https://www.amazon.com/Cummins-54107.../dp/B00B35JVEC

The 5500 I owned for 10 years did get hot when running and when the ambient temperatures were above 75F the fuel pump would get too hot and cause the genset to either surge or not run at all.
The last few years I have owned Onan QD Quiet Diesel gensets which don't suffer from the common failed fuel pump issue or have a carburetor to become gummed/varnished with gasoline. And although I don't usually have a reason to check or choose to touch it while running I'm sure it's quite hot under load.
abarkl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 07:22 PM   #18
Member
 
goldenroads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Sherwood Park
Posts: 87
So I drained the gas, refueled with Shell Gold gas and it now seems to be running fine. I hit it with the A/C and the electric water heater for loading, figured that was a pretty decent test.

20 min, only one hiccup - a slight sputter.... Enough to kick the AC power off, so will continue to require monitoring but it sounds a LOT better so far.

Progress? Hope so.
__________________

__________________
2015 Seismic 3210 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
2015 GMC Sierra Denali 3500 HD Dually Diesel
2010 Can-Am Outlander 650 XTP Max
2010 Can-Am Outlander 800-R XTP Max
2013 Gio Spyder 110cc Kid Quad
2014 Weber Smokey Mountain 22" Brisket & Rib Factory
goldenroads is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.