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Old 04-02-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
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Default Generator threw a rod!

Argh! Went to start the generator on my 1998 3200SCR (Westerbeke 4.5KW) and had a terrible time starting it. Finally got it to catch and had a terrible rod knock sound! Shut it down immediately before it broke itself it pieces!

Now what? Can't rebuild it in place - access is terrible. Only thing I can think of is to pull an engine to pull it and have it rebuilt. Any ideas / suggestions?

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Old 04-04-2013, 02:33 AM   #2
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I would try to fix it in its place! unless you can remove it in one piece.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:19 AM   #3
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Hire someone to fix it .. that sounds like a crappy job to complete.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:47 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I'll see if I can find someone small enough to work in that space!
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:23 PM   #5
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If you end up pulling the engine to get it out, replace your coupler while it's out.
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