I have a 9kW Onan genset with less than 100 hours. Its in the lazarette of a motor
yacht. Filter is a Racor
1000.it shares a fuel
pickup with a larger genset, with which there are no issues. Genset is about 25 feet from the tank.
Genset runs perfectly but it stops whenever I walk in the aft head
, about 6 feet from the genset but on the other side of bulkhead. Then it will not restart. Fuel
hoses run through the side, behind a cabinet. Its not that i am walking on the hoses and pinching them off. The diagnostic error code is fuel starvation.
I replaced the filter. Tank has been throughly cleaned and looks spotless. Diesel
is new. As I said, the other genset has no problems with that pickup, nor does the starboard engine
Boat is 75' so I am not unduly tilting the boat.
My solution is to install a booster electric pump
. Who knows if it will work. Any ideas as to what causes the problem?