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Well, I just grew a beard, and just got past the really itchy part, so I'll have to be extra careful!!

You think this thing has a glowplug? It came with a starter, a battery tray and an ignition key. But no battery cables. So I haven't put a battery in it, thinking that a diesel with a pull start wouldn't need a battery. I've just got the jumper cables on the starter and a ground. There aren't any wires going to what I think is the fuel pump. Maybe that's why the fuel pump isn't working?
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You need to procure a fuming incense stencher.

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I have Camarillo Brillo on my ipod, but I don't see how that's going to help me get this generator running. :-) Maybe some Mendocino bean-o would help.

I hooked up a battery to it today, but I'm still getting no fuel coming out of the fuel pump. I tried to inject some fuel, but the inlet to the injector is horizontal, and the hole that the fuel goes into is really tiny, and there's no room to get a turkey baster in there. I can just pull out the whole injector though, and pour a little fuel into the cylinder. But I'm afraid that might not be such a good idea.

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If there's no glow plug, perhaps you're supposed to use ether. I've seen farm tractors that had ether delivery devices in the cabin (that went to the intake, presumably).
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Guys Yanmar is not a knockoff. Yanmar is a well known Japanense manufactuer of diesels in all sizes. Hell the one I have here at my house is a Yanmar that puts out 10,000 watts of 220/240 electricity. WIth the sound proofing box around it t is about a meter and half tall and at least 2 meters long and stats up automatically when the systm detects the electricity from the electricity co. has failed. If I was you I would do a search on the net and find a manual for this model am sure it is there somewhere.
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That genset you have is worth something, it is not some kind of Chinese knockoff

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Timbro, have you checked the basics like valves and switches?

You may find some pointers here:

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This is definitely not a Yanmar. It is a knockoff of a Yanmar, (or some other brand). It doesn't have a name brand anywhere on it. All of the parts have something written in another language, maybe Chinese, or Korean? There is very little English writing on the machine.

DR Thanks for that link, it was helpful, I've been looking around the internet for a while for something like that.

I've narrowed it down to the fuel pump. There is fuel coming out of the supply line, but no fuel comes out of the pump when cranking (I removed the metal line from the pump to the injector). There are no wires attached to the pump or the injector, the pump appears to be driven by compression, or the crankshaft. I'm not sure where to go from here. ???????

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DON"T FOOL WITH DIESELS!
Those engines are having injector pumps that run at 2000-3000 psi. Not something you want to deal with bare hands. Being involved with mechanics for long time I heard about mechanics injecting diesel fuel under their skin. Never carried about seeing one.
Coming to the pictures, looks like you confused injector with a pump.
The lower part is definitely injector, while the upper is probably a pump. So the red arrows you draw are on the injector overflow lane and are put in reverse.
Seek for the fuel in the hose you marked yellow and again >>> in reverse.
Good luck, If you'd think about getting rid of the generator, I might be interested. PM me.

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DON"T FOOL WITH DIESELS!
Those engines are having injector pumps that run at 2000-3000 psi. Not something you want to deal with bare hands. Being involved with mechanics for long time I heard about mechanics injecting diesel fuel under their skin. Never carried about seeing one.
Coming to the pictures, looks like you confused injector with a pump.
The lower part is definitely injector, while the upper is probably a pump. So the red arrows you draw are on the injector overflow lane and are put in reverse.
Seek for the fuel in the hose you marked yellow and again >>> in reverse.
Good luck, If you'd think about getting rid of the generator, I might be interested. PM me.

Bloody junkies! You'd think at $4 per gal they would try to kick the habit.



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