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    Quote Originally Posted by H80N View Post
    You will LOVE the Dynasty..

    what part of the country are you in??

    we are in ne pa... near the ny border...
    Not far-upstate NY just north of the NE PA border

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeronca41 View Post
    Not far-upstate NY just north of the NE PA border
    Could be close...

    sent you a PM...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeronca41 View Post
    I should add that I've already found (and followed) Cruizer's advice on oil with zinc for the Onan-Quaker State Defy.
    And never, ever, ever jump start a Trailblazer if the battery goes dead. We've lost count of the number of units reported here and on other forums that have experienced one or more board failures immediately following jump starting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duaneb55 View Post
    And never, ever, ever jump start a Trailblazer if the battery goes dead. We've lost count of the number of units reported here and on other forums that have experienced one or more board failures immediately following jump starting.
    Thanks a million--not something I would have known or thought about.

    Anything else come to mind? Any electrolytic caps inside that should be replaced on an older machine like this--I've seen many explode on other computer and avionics systems. (I'm an ....old.... TV [back when you could fix 'em]-computer-avionics-flight simulator component-level repair guy very comfortable with meters, scopes, logic analyzers, etc. and board repairs.) Any common loose connections to tighten? Places where the design results in bad solder joints on boards over time due to overheating? I can poke around and look for things that are obvious, but in my experience every electrical/electronic device has common problems associated with a particular model, and when you work in the field, you see a lot of similar issues. That's what I'm trying to seek out and prevent problems with.

    Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by H80N View Post
    Thank you! Got to watch part of it so far; need to finish it later. They make welding those cluster joints in the 4130 look like there is just nothing to it. Really appreciate the link.

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    Not jump starting one will greatly increase the odds of a long useful life of these machines. It's aggravating that the boards are so sensitive to something that in the real world of welding is bound to happen to everyone - a dead battery. None the less, best advice is to disconnect the battery and charge it or replace it.

    Don't overthink the preventative maintenance too much. More often than not over maintenancing causes more harm than good. Clean air, oil and fuel and don't be afraid to load it up and run the snot out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Can You Weld This For Me? View Post
    Not jump starting one will greatly increase the odds of a long useful life of these machines. It's aggravating that the boards are so sensitive to something that in the real world of welding is bound to happen to everyone - a dead battery. None the less, best advice is to disconnect the battery and charge it or replace it.

    Don't overthink the preventative maintenance too much. More often than not over maintenancing causes more harm than good. Clean air, oil and fuel and don't be afraid to load it up and run the snot out of it.

    Thanks for for the input. You're right about trying to help "too much". I've fixed a lot of things over the years that some "eager beaver" messed up trying to fix what wasn't broke.

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