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Re: 353 Detroit Genset
You forgot to mention what kind of governor is on the engine. If it is a hydralic governor the racks will be in the NO fuel posistion with this governor. ONLY with this governor. You should have a 'knob' at the governor end that is like a button. This is for you to push for a quick start. The oil in the engine pumps up to a bowl next to the governor. [hint here]. There is a little sandpipe in this bowl that the oil is driven to and goes to the lower section of the governor. The little oil pump in the governor then takes this oil and 'opens' up the flyweights and moves the racks to the operating posistion. NOW, you could have an electric solenoid in the supply line OR, there might be a solenoild in the 'dump line'.
First, if it is a hydralic governor, loosen the oil line TO the governor, make sure there is oil going to the governor. If not, check that bowl for oil in there. There should be oil in that bowl. If there is only 1 oil line to the governor then there is no shutoff solenoid for this purpose. The genset is shutoff at the governor itself.
They make a 'constant speed governor' but this acts like a normal governor except the engine is driven at a set speed regardless of load. This governor was used on 'railcars' because the load was constant therefor the name constant speed.
Any other kind of governor used on a gen set is junk. They are not responsive to the needs of the load. Hope this helps a little. It has been a while since I worked on a gen set governor. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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