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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have an Onan generator on my boat. it runs but wont stay

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I have an Onan generator on my boat. it runs but wont stay running.
JA: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: it's in a 1990 cruisers boat so about 27 yrs old. It's a model
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: model no.6.5 mcckj gas
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 2 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.

You have only provided a partial model number. What is the full model number?

"Won't stay running" is very vague - can you elaborate on this?

How long does it run before it shuts down?

While it is running, is it running smoothly, or is it running rough?

When it shuts down, will it start right back up, or does it have to sit for a while before it will restart?

The more detail you can provide, the easier it will be to help you.