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  1. Thank you both. I've found the plugs in stock at The Exmod company. 2 ordered for £16 including postage. Result.
  2. Hello All. can anyone advise where I can get 2 off Autolite 2327 waterproof spark plugs or the equivalent by another manufacturer. They are to fit an Onan generator. I've tried the Green spark plug company who inform me they don't have any. Thanks in advance for any help.
  3. Is the textured surface like the dashboard on a mgb. The paint is called "crinkle paint" and is available from the mg owners club amongst other places.
  4. Thanks Richard, Potless and Bryan. the Onan 6.5Kva and 6jb has brought up some internet hits but until now none of the images has been a match for my generator. Richard's link appears to service the USA only. still looking. Dave.
  5. Richard, what can I say, many thanks.
  6. Thanks Richard. Based on your identication I googled "3.5kva Onan generator" and have found a post on HMVF discussing exactly the voltage and that person found a fault on the starter brushes and once rectified the generator started ok on 12v. Im going to look closer to see if I have the same issue. The previous owner has used it with 24v (2x 12volt batteries) so I may have more to fix. Dave.
  7. Thanks Richard for your prompt response. I was led to believe the electric start is 24v. Can you expand on your comment "electric starter, working from the generator" Dave.
  8. Hello Everyone, I have recently taken ownership of the 240v generator seen in the attached images. I'm looking for any information and ideally user and maintenance documentation. Thanks in advance for all assistance given.
  9. Thank you both for your replies. Very encouraging. pc1959, I've seen videos of the SDI Rover but nothing about the build. John, good detailed information. I admit the websites for the ecu's are a little confusing and I need to continue to research that. Interesting you appear to use 2 injectors for each cylinder, I assume to get sufficient capacity. I hadn't considered that. I assume your triggering 2 from the same ecu output. the Explorer currently has a Leyland 680 and it works well. However I also have a complete Meadows in the garden shed which was an insurance against the previously discussed possibility of loosing historic tax status if major changes had been made to a lorry. my intention was/is to get the Meadows running on a test rig and then decide wether to change the Leyland over. regarding your offer to see the discombobulater and complete engine, I'd like to take you up on that next time your visiting the barn. I've got a phone number for you ending 926. If correct I'll message you my number and you can contact me when convenient for you to arrange the visit. Dave
  10. Thank you John. this has motivated my thinking. The Meadows has 2 identical heads with 3 individual ports for inlet per head. So indirect injection through injectors in each inlet tract. Each inlet connected to an inlet plenum with single throttle valve. so now to the first questions, crank position sensing, pick up off flywheel? injectors, required capacity, is there a 10 litre petrol engine already with fuel injection ? the above is just me thinking out loud but if anyone has already investigated this I'd be interested in piggybacking off your knowledge. picture from Explorer parts books. Dave.
  11. Bravo. I imagine this has taken a lot of time to get to this stage and I guess you've also got a long way to go if I understand you're looking for improved reliability and fuel economy. one day I'd like to pick your brains on doing this to an Explorer meadows engine.
  12. The correct oil level is when it's at the top of the filler neck. The oil in the rear cover gets there from splash when the diff rotates. At about 7 o'clock below the bearing is a drain hole back to the bottom of the diff. The same level applies to the gearbox, transfer box and front axle.
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