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Old 12-18-2015, 12:32 PM   #11
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You may want to note that when starting the Diesel generator when cold out holding the inside generator switch in the shut off position activates the glow plugs (like the preheat switch on the generator) for easier starting.


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I'm not sure if this is true on my 2014 Berk. When I hold the off button for the generator, it primes it with fuel. When I hit the on button, it turns the glow plugs on. If it's cold out, even with my finger holding the switch to on, my generator won't turn over for about 5 to 10 seconds because it's waiting for the glow plugs. When it's warm, as soon as I turn the switch to on, it turns right over.

Also, it wouldn't make sense to have the glow plugs come on when you hold the switch to off because when you change your fuel filter, you have to prime the generator for at least 1 minute. This would mean that your plugs would also be on for that entire time.

That is just how mine works. Maybe they have changed in the recent years.

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Old 12-18-2015, 12:43 PM   #12
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Chesterhull, don't know where you are, if it't really cold and your plugged in make sure you have the engine block heater plugged in several hours before starting the engine, helps with starting with warm fluids.
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2008 starter engages immediately when start is pressed. The delay in 2014 was probably added because finding how to actuate the glow plugs from the remote start switch is difficult to find. Automatic generator start in 2008 was also an add on option and may include auto glow plug engagement.


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Old 12-18-2015, 02:08 PM   #14
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Chesterhull, don't know where you are, if it't really cold and your plugged in make sure you have the engine block heater plugged in several hours before starting the engine, helps with starting with warm fluids.

Where is the engine block heater on a 2014 berkshire. Going to be below freezing when I go to leave tomorrow!
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:13 PM   #15
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On ours any way, it is where the electrical cord is at, you will see an outlet in the bay, and close by a black plug to plug into the outlet. There is also a breaker in the breaker box just for the heater block. Pretty sure yours the has the same set up, just maybe in a different bay. We usually plug it in the evening before we leave when cold and it's a 120 volt outlet so you need to be on shore power or generator.
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:30 PM   #16
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On ours any way, it is where the electrical cord is at, you will see an outlet in the bay, and close by a black plug to plug into the outlet. There is also a breaker in the breaker box just for the heater block. Pretty sure yours the has the same set up, just maybe in a different bay. We usually plug it in the evening before we leave when cold and it's a 120 volt outlet so you need to be on shore power or generator.

This is true for the 14's. Mine hanging right next to the 120 outlet in the power cord bay.

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Old 12-20-2015, 09:52 PM   #17
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On my 12, there's not a plug for the block heater in the compartment where the power cord and inverter is. Any ideas?


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On my 2011 it is in the rear most compartment on the drivers side.
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The electrical outlet in the pic, and the auto transfer relay switch is all I have in that last compartment.
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The electrical outlet in the pic, and the auto transfer relay switch is all I have in that last compartment.Attachment 96572


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Somewhere near that outlet should be a male end of a cord that you would plug into that outlet. It's usually hanging right near it.

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