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Petter Diesel Generator need help


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Old 10-23-2018, 10:56:55 AM
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Default Petter Diesel Generator need help

I picked up this 1 cyl. air cooled Petter gen set this week and would like some info on it. It has 8 wires coming off the gen. but I assume the 2 larger ones are for starting it. Here are some picturs.
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Default Re: Petter diesel generator need help.

Hard to tell much.
Engine might be an AVA1.
Eletrical I can see nothing to comment on.

I have Injectors for it.
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Thanks Newoldstock. It is an AVA1 6 hp. It,s electric start by the generator and I was wondering what voltage would it need.
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Default Re: Petter Diesel Generator need help

Take more pictures of everything and maybe we can make some guesses.
Serial number of engine would tell us the age and we could guess 6 or 12 volt etc...


You could hand crank it ( eat your Wheaties ) and measure the output if it all come roaring to life.
Take the air cleaner off and have a large rag handy just in case something goes wrong so you can starve it of air.

Have you ever hand cranked an engine like this?
Thumb does not wrap around the handle.
Do you have a starting handle for it, I can help you with that too ha ha....
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I will take more pictures tomorrow The serial no. is 3129011
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I wonder how it came to be in Ontario?

Likely the generator end in English too, see if there is some sort of identification and if not some distinguishing features and maybe we can find an Englishman who can help us.
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Default Re: Petter Diesel Generator need help

This generator looks like it has a fron bearing , so I would like to take it off the petter and belt it up to my Listeroid. Took a picture inside the box and was wondering if this is a voltage regulator
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Hit the rong button
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This is where engine and gen. meet
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Default Re: Petter Diesel Generator need help

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Have you ever hand cranked an engine like this?
Thumb does not wrap around the handle.
Generally not a problem with diesel
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Won't be cranking it Paul . I,v got a leaking hart valve
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