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Old 12-08-2016, 06:09 PM   #1
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Mostly Useless Technical Info on Onan 2.8KW Gennies

I was staring at the ID plate on my Onan Microlite 2800, and I started to wonder what all of the option identification codes mean.

First--clearly, I need to get a life.

OK, back to useless technical information:
R086-2: Unit is set up for 120 volt, single phase, 2-wire output.
A223-2: Genset is UL listed.
C162-2: Fuel is gasoline.
Z497-2: Genset is set up with a standard RV mounting system.
SPEC-K: This unit is from production run #K. Every time they modify something (like sourcing a carb from a different supplier), they change the SPEC letter designation.

And if you read this all the way through, then I'm not the only one on this forum who needs to get a life.

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Old 12-09-2016, 09:42 PM   #2
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Nice decoding. I have the Onan on my van as well and removed it when I bought the van (used) to inspect and service it. I replaced the air and fuel filters as well as the plug. You don't have to remove it to service it but I wanted to pull the cover and see what kind of condition it was and if it was rusted. All was well.

Based on a tip from a forum member I met at the Fiesta Island meet I ran some Chevron Techron cleaner through it while out of the van. Runs smooth now and is nice not to have to carry one in the box anymore.
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I've used Seafoam for keeping the gennie clean, but have never thought of using Chevron Techron cleaner. Thanks, that's a great idea.
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I've used Seafoam for keeping the gennie clean, but have never thought of using Chevron Techron cleaner. Thanks, that's a great idea.
I believe the forum member I learned that from was told that tip from his city yard mechanic who works on Onan generators on a regular basis. I have read others use the Seafoam with success also.
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