Posible MEP-803A Cable Chafing

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Hello all;
So, I was replacing the diesel water separator on my 803A (what a pain) and decided to open the side panel because I didn't feel comfortable messing with the control panel. Long story short (too late) the was a cable rubbing against the frame of the generator. Pictures follow:

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I thought I'd post it here because I'm guessing is not a part of the generator that people look into often. This last picture hopefully gives a better view of which panel I removed.
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I had to do the same fix on a new Mahindra tractor where they routed the positive cable from battery to the starter. It stuck out to me like a sore thumb so I cut and split a short piece of old garden hose and used it as wire loom to protect the cable......6 years so far and all is good.

Hopefully you taped up the worn through part of your cable to mitigate moisture infiltration to the copper wire within.
 

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What do you run for a Mahindra? I've been tractor shopping lately...
I have a 6530 4WD purchased in 2012.

Honestly, I wouldn't buy another Mahindra, getting parts ( at least for that model ) has been difficult. I also very much dislike the way it was wired. Too much wire ( flimsy wire ) floating in space, not enough thought into routing or clips to fasten to.
I also had a major failure of the front casting ( clearly a defective casting, with visible voids )......the tractor broke in half, shearing off the input spline on the front axle pinion shaft. I actually had a new casting, obtained from the dealer as a replacement from when the dealer's transportation guy cracked off a piece of the front of it trying to secure it on a flatbed when it was going back for a minor servicing. That casting cost the dealer over $1000 dollars......so I managed to replace it myself and get the tractor running, but only 2WD. Just the ring and pinion for the front axle along with all the parts to replace it will cost me well over $2500......that's not including any labor costs if so I'm just running 2WD until that's fixed.....and man do I miss the 4WD!!!
The tractor was just 5 months out of the five year warranty period and Mahindra would do nothing for me, despite very clear photos of the defect being sent directly to corporate HQ.

Their refusal to take at least some responsibility for the defect and work with me on the issue has probably cost them half a million dollars or more because I've already talked ten or more local farmers out of buying their products.

I'm totally done with Mahindra. I highly suggest you look at other brands.
 
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