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Re: Where can I find gaskets for an 24 hp Onan engine

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willie in mn

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The Rest of The Story. Info from trustworthy long time Oman person. Your first sentence is partly correct.
Back in the early 80s GM came out with the diesel 350 (6.2) engine. Too new to know that it would have some issues with reliability.
Onan Introduced the small inline 6 cyl (around 6 liter) diesel at about the same time.
Ford was looking for a small diesel to compete with GM. Was negotiating with Onan.
Cummins also negotiating with Onan for the same engine. Beat Ford to the punch, bought the whole Onan company. Added small engine to their line, sold engines to various equipment builders, including Chrysler for use in Dodge small trucks.
Ford was left in the lurch, went to IH to buy engines for their small trucks/vans.
As an afterthought, Cummins wasn't looking for it, but inherited the generator/power unit line.
That's what a reliable source from Onan told me.
Willie

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