need help with starter for my 89 3 kw 24v generator

wiccantoy

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Just as title says this beast needs a starter. the **** thing only has under 600 hours. sadly i cant find one. hopeing someone on here has an idea for me. local rebuild shop says they can do it but it will cost me 400 bucks. its a MEP-016B Put a new starter solenoid on it started to work than nothing.
 

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try saturn surplus at 1-888-440-9400 or colmans surplus at 1-888-478-7758 and mabe delks surplus at 1-336-629-0991 if that set has the 4ao32 engine those starters are on ebay just look under military generators
 

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Please do not spell as if your texting.

I use junkyard takeouts (2, 12 volt batteries).
 

wiccantoy

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anyone know a way take take the generator to 12v set-up? And what parts that are needed? really dont think i want to do it. But need to look into other options. First need to figure out the wireing on the gen to see if i can make it run 240v.
 

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You'll need to be a bit more specific, what model generator? Most, if not all Mil Spec gen sets will also have 24v control circuits.


Please capitalize your sentences. We have high standards here on SS. We ask that everyone try to use at least 8th grade grammar skills.
 

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I am not very familiar with that gen set. Sorry.
 

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Interesting!
 

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Read the rules, follow the rules, obey the moderators, or go somewhere else.

I asked nice.

. Do not post as if texting and do avoid the use of texting abbreviations. We are not the grammar police but we want everyone to easily read your post in at least 8th grade English. It is extra work to post proper sentences from a smartphone but the result will be greatly appreciated. Please do your best to use capitalization, proper spelling and punctuation. It makes it easier for everyone to read!
 
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24 volt systems are superior. Sure, seems overkill for a generator but when you absolutely need electrical power, having the ability to crank a bit faster makes a world of difference with diesels. Reduction geared starters and 24 volts assures a start.

Now the CUCV 12/24 volt system plants seeds. They are convertible because they were originally 12 volt. Nearly all other systems are designed from ground as 24 volt.

BTW, I am using BCI 51R type batteries in my MEP-002A.
 
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