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.
I checked the oil
as well as the water
temp and exhaust
temp sender units and they seem to be operating correctly.
Checked the fuel filter
and it is clean, and the fuel pump
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. Checked for spark on the new plugs and spark is strong.
I have now also removed all electrical
loads from the generator
now 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 way too rich mixture.
Has anyone experienced this with a Westerbeke
, or does anyone have any suggestions?
This is the manual for the unit I have:
Thanks in advance for your kind help.