Wilhelm, do you have the engine serial number on that unit. If you do I should be able to look up the starter on Cummins site. The ID plate should be on the side of the front gear housing as in diagram below. Appears to be an SAE3 flywheel housing and the most common starters on those a Delco Remy brand. One common one is Cummins part 3916854 which is a Delco Remy model 28MT. Being a generator we might have to look in an Onan catalog for the part.
Well, I kind of struck out on this. I looked up your engine but no starter is on the parts list. The engine was built by Consolidated Diesel her in North Carolina but apparently the starter was provided by the end user. It shows the bolts to attach the starter but not that part. Is this by chance an Onan generator? If so, they may be the one who would have the starter part number. They are a division of Cummins. There would be an Onan ID plate somewhere on the unit with model and serial number.
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Thanks a million for responding and helping me out, i live and work in haiti, not easy...so any help is welcone, i have a friend who travels from NY to Haiti and helps me out in bringing parts if needed.
You are right, there are Onan tags on it, herewith all the info from gen:
Thanks for your help in this matter, would love to make sure it's the right one though, will use their email to send them pics and see what they come back with.
Price: would you have a price indication?
Maybe there's other options?
Wilhelm, I got in touch with Cummins. Gave them your generator model #, serial #, and engine serial #. The starter motor is obsolete but they are looking to see what unit can replace it. I believe your flywheel housing is just a standard SAE3 so that shouldn't be a big problem. I also asked for info on the alternator. They are going get back to me via email. A waiting game now.
Wilhelm, got a reply back from Riverside Alternators and Starters. They say they have the Onan starter 191-2346 for $195.30. Sure beats $600+. Here's their reply.
Good morning Charles,
Thank you for the additional information. We have Starter Onan 191-2346 available for $195.30. It is 12 volt, 10 tooth, and wet sealed. It fits Cummins 4BT. I have attached a picture of the unit for your reference. Our technician still recommends sending pictures of your original front, side, and rear to verify this is exactly what you need.
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