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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Farymann diesel engine in vetus generator

    Quote Originally Posted by blaze_away View Post
    Thanks for the link. Still trying to identify exactly where that oval cover is. Cant readily find it on mine, maybe its hidden by the casing that vetus have enclosed the whole unit in.
    The location of the cover indicated also puzzles me.

    I have mt farymann in my garage so will have a look later.
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  2. #12
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    Default Re: Farymann diesel engine in vetus generator

    That would be really useful. Mines buried in the engine bay and quite difficult to access.

    Heres photos of what I have....

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  3. #13
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    Default Re: Farymann diesel engine in vetus generator

    The adjustment sacre and slotted nut is behind the raw water pump but due to the gear that is attached to the pump shaft you cannot just remove the pump.

    You need to remove the casting that the pump bolts too. This casting also has the hole for a manual start handle. To remove this casting you remove 4 socket cap screws. on mine there use a 5mm A/F allan key then pull off the casting and pump. The adjustment can then be access through a hole that was behind the pump gear.

    It looks like that the cover plate shown in the manual is fitted in place of where the pump bolts.
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  4. #14
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    Default Re: Farymann diesel engine in vetus generator

    mine was a much older set, where the pump was originally belt driven. mine had a plate where the water pump is on your photo.. suspect the screw is behind the pump gear!

    Just seen rogershaws post. he has beaten me to it.
    David

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Farymann diesel engine in vetus generator

    Thank you both David n Roger

    Its all clear now why I cant see it.

    Right tools out and pump off next job. May need to get the whole limp out of the engine bay forst as access is awkward. I might be some time......

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Farymann diesel engine in vetus generator

    No problem its kicked me into action to sort out my generator at long last.
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  7. #17
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    Default Re: Farymann diesel engine in vetus generator

    Roger
    I had trouble with mine not generating electrickery. Ended up replacing "varistor set". Vetus wanted 125 gbp for 2 resistors and 2 diodes. I sourced same elsewhere at 15 gbp for 10 sets. So if you need help with that side let me know.

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    Default Re: Farymann diesel engine in vetus generator

    Quote Originally Posted by blaze_away View Post
    Roger
    I had trouble with mine not generating electrickery. Ended up replacing "varistor set". Vetus wanted 125 gbp for 2 resistors and 2 diodes. I sourced same elsewhere at 15 gbp for 10 sets. So if you need help with that side let me know.
    Thanks for the offer.

    Mine is a very old farymann engine that I picked up at a boat jumble with a second for spares. I then purchased a 4.2 KVA 240V ac alternator. I then built a mounting frame to connect the engine and alternator together.

    I got it working but due to a blockage in the anti siphon valve water siphoned back into the engine and I had to strip and clean out the sump. Putting it back together I needed to reset the governor but lot interest when I got shore power.

    So your post kicked me back to finish it off.
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  9. #19
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    Default Re: Farymann diesel engine in vetus generator

    Thats brilliant, love getting eclectic bits and bobs together to make something useful.

    Good luck with it glad my troubles have helped, so its not all bad.

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