Have had an ongoing fuel
solenoid or battery
issue on a Kubota genset.
Because I rarely use it due a large solar
array it has been down on my priority list to fix as I had a workaround.
I thought for ages that it was battery
related, plenty of cranking power but not enough to click the solenoid in.
Workaround was battery charger
on until battery showed about 13.5v and then the solenoid would work
If needing glow plug
as well I needed about 14.7 volt to get preheat, solenoid and start.
I thought the battery was failing under load.
Today I was going to replace the battery but before I did I connected up one of the big truck batteries
from the main engine
and........it wasn't the battery.
Next I checked voltage at solenoid and it was getting 12.47v and I could hear a faint click but not the loud click indicating it had sucked the plunger in.
Cleaned connections, no change so solenoid issue I think, unless someone has another idea?
Its a 2 wire solenoid being used
Almost all the ones i find online are 3 wire solenoids
What does the 3rd wire do and can I use one of these?
Thanks in advance.