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Old 11-21-2019, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default 4100 ace generator starting

I am helping a friend get this boat running after sitting for over 2 years. We got stbd engine started the port engine needs to be primed. My question is how do you start the generator?

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Old 11-21-2019, 08:38 PM   #2
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which generator? diesel I'm quessing?
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Hi Todd, hope youíre enjoying retirement life in Fl.

Have you changed the fuel filter and drained the carb bowls? Diesel will collect water and grow algae. You may need to crack the lines at the injectors to bleed out air.
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Have you changed the fuel filter and drained the carb bowls? Diesel will collect water and grow algae. You may need to crack the lines at the injectors to bleed out air.
I have all that done what Iím asking is where is the switch to start it
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I have all that done what Iím asking is where is the switch to start it
Donít know for certain but most I have seen is near the power panel in the cabin.
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There should be switches on the breaker panel in the cabin plus remote switches on the gen itself...mine is gas and I downloaded a manual from westerbeke .
The switches on the gen are well hidden....lol

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Have you changed the fuel filter and drained the carb bowls? Diesel will collect water and grow algae. You may need to crack the lines at the injectors to bleed out air.
No carb on a diesel. At least not on my Diesel yanmar or my Kohler diesel generator. There are injectors, and water and algae can accumulate is not treated.
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I have all that done what Iím asking is where is the switch to start it
Most have a switch directly on the generator, up by the panel somewhere. Most (all that i've seen) have another remote starter on the AC/DC panel.
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I found what I needed in the owners manual:
Generator Power (Option)Your yacht may come equipped with an optional gas or diesel generator.
Prior to initially operating your generator,read the generator manual for information on pre-start checks,
break-in procedures and detailed operating instruc-
tions and observe the following:
• Operate the bilge blowers for a minimum of four minutes before starting the generator.
Leave the blowers on whilethe generator is operating unless the yacht is running at cruising speed.
• Make sure the generator's seawater pickup system's seacock is in the OPEN position before starting your gen
and keep the seacock open throughout generator operation.
• The generator's starter switch and breakers are located on the AC electrical panel.
• Diesel generator: Activate the generator's preheat switch (located on the AC panel) for approximately one minute
before attempting to start your diesel generator.
• Fuel to run the generator is supplied from the starboard fuel tank.
• In addition to servicing the filters attached to the generator, the fuel filters and water separators (located near the
fuel shut-off valve) should be serviced as described in the manufacturer's manual.
• The generator runs off the port engine battery.
• The generator's coolant mixture consists of equal parts of water and antifreeze (Ethylene Glycol). Coolant (anti-
freeze) levels should be checked at the generator-mounted expansion tank and at the coolant recovery bottle,
located near the generator.
• Check the generator's seawater strainer for leaks and clean out debris according to the Seawater Strainer section of
this supplement.
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