I have a Westerbeke
BCG 5.0 gasoline generator
that suddenly stopped running. It was running perfectly one day, and the next it would not start.
is a 3 cylinder approx 600cc 4 stroke
with a single
I checked the oil
as well as the water
temp and exhaust
temp sender units and they seem to be operating correctly.
The fuel filter
is clear, and the fuel pump
is operating correctly and pumping fuel
I also put in new spark plugs as the old ones were as black as I have ever seen plugs and the gaps had burned wide. The plugs spark strongly when the engine
is cranked over.
devices have been disconnected from the generator
so there is no load.
The engine cranks – but does not start. If I hold the choke open (Normal start position is choke closed) it runs slowly – but does not pick up rpm
and then stalls. I looked at the new plugs and they are now also very black indicating a too rich mixture.
Has anyone experienced this with a Westerbeke
, or does anyone have any suggestions?
This is the manual I have – the model is BCG 5.0:
Thanks in advance for any guidance and help.