Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-22-2012, 12:24 AM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
withidl's Avatar
 
2002 31' Classic
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 440
Images: 1
Onan Microquiet 4000 Maintenance

I just had to R&R the fuel pump on my “onboard” Onan Microquiet 4000 genset (33 amps @ 120 volts) and thought the forum might like to know my APPROXIMATE maintenance overhead the last 11 years with 1,009 hours of service:
  • Oil Changes - Once per year with 1.6 quarts Mobil 1 15W-50 @ ~$5.50 per quart.
  • Valve Adjustment & Spark Plug – Only done once at ~500 hours (need to look at them again now that I have 1,009 hours on the clock); it’s a DIY in my case with ~$10 for a spark plug.
  • Generator Slip Ring Brushes – Failed at 912 hours (kicked an “over frequency” fault code). This was a rather involved DIY job in tight quarters. Needed to purchase a Fluke 115 multi-meter (~$160) to be able to adjust the governor to set the frequency accurately. The brushes only cost ~$25.
  • Fuel Pump – Failed at 1,009 hours; fairly easy DIY R&R at a cost of ~$70.

So my costs were ~$60 for oil + ~$10 for a spark plug + ~$25 for brushes + ~$160 for a Fluke multi-meter + ~$70 for a fuel pump, all totaling ~$325. I’d guestimate that having a dealer do the maintenance would cost ~$1,500+.
__________________

__________________
withidl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 12:44 AM   #2
4 Rivet Member
 
wolverine's Avatar
 
2005 31' Classic
Sunrise Beach , Missouri
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 251
Noticed that you referred to your genset as "onboard". Where did you place the genset on your 31 Classic?
__________________

__________________
wolverine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 08:37 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
withidl's Avatar
 
2002 31' Classic
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 440
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolverine View Post
Noticed that you referred to your genset as "onboard". Where did you place the genset on your 31 Classic?
The genset is in the curb side rear storeage compartment under a twin bed as follows: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...s-68808-4.html

Go back to page #2 of the post for more detailed photos of the interior and fuel tank location.
__________________
withidl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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 Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.