Originally Posted by Seahunter
Firstly, if you don't have the control panel
; get one. Most auto shut downs are from low oil pressure. Change the oil. Before adding oil, remove the oil pressure sensor and clean it out with air (or replace). Second issue is overheating
. I've seen where the water screen
is plugged or the temp sensor is faulty and the genset shuts down. The other issues are a modified program. You'll need to have someone come out to restore the program to factory specs.
A friend in Panama
is having a similar issue, generator (with masterview easy) starts, runs for a few seconds (at what appears normal speeds from his description) and then shuts down with "low oil pressure" indicator.
Shipped him a new oil pressure sensor with same result.
Tried the factory recommended bypass of disconnecting the wire to the oil pressure sensor and then shorting to ground right after the generator starts (apparently the latest version requires seeing a transition from low to high oil pressure during start sequence or it will shut down assuming the sensor is bad).
Verified that the wiring
is good between the sensor and the logic board.
So far, nothing will keep it running. The system just recycles and starts up again shuting down shortly after with the low oil pressure indication.
He is stuck in Panama
with the issue and I have run out of suggestions.
1) would the computer show something different for coolant
temp or exhaust gas temp (in the previous unit these were all on the same circuit but this is the newer version of the generator) in the prior version we would loose the exhaust gas temp sensor every couple of years.
2) is it likely for the computer to fail and cause this type of behavior?
3) Possible fuel lift
pump failure? Is there a sensor for fuel
pressure it sounds like a deliberate shutdown rather than starvation.
Unfortunately I am not there to help diagnose so only working with his sailmail responses.