Fault Code 41 - It's a slow blues in E, with a fat bass line and lots of open space between the notes.....those open spaces represent the quiet times when the generator doesn't work. OK, so I'm really really cynical..... but the music stopped at 2812 hours, as you can see on the meter reading at left.
Onan MDK-AU Installed
10 years ago we bought a shiny new Onan generator, model MDK-AU, and (stupidly) paid to have someone else install it in the boat. Whilst the installation problems were sorted out eventually, the inherent defects in the generator were beyond repair. Just twelve months later the good folks at Cummins Power Generation (who had recently purchased Onan worldwide) agreed that we had a lemon and gave us a new unit ! To their enduring credit they paid for everything - berthing, labour, cranes, technicians etc. So, nine years ago we started again with a new unit .... the only problem was this unit had most of the same problems the old unit did. Last month it finally stopped producing power, again. The great Kubota engine is willing, the alternator is willing, but the Onan control board is faulty. Should we spend over A$2000.00 on a new control board ? No way. We decided it was time to say goodbye.