Oil Changes & Valve Adjustments
Service for the generator set is much like the service you perform on your automobile. The generator set should have oil and all filters changed on a regular basis The generator should be kept free from dust and occasionally connections should be checked for looseness. These procedures are normally done every 100 hours or 3 months whatever comes first as suggested by our maintenance schedules. Severe weather patterns can increase the maintenance requirements, i.e., excessive dust, heat, moisture. Also any commercial type use or prolonged usage. The unit should also be checked from an electrical standpoint to be sure that it is performing as it was designed.
Engine oil has limited life - after a certain point it starts losing lubricating qualities and carbonizes. Once it happens, the engine gets contaminated with carbon deposits or sludge that significantly shorten engine's life. When you change oil at or before manufacturer suggested interval, you change the oil before this "carbonizing" point, engine remains clean and once refilled with new oil ready to work hard again. If the engine oil has not been changed for long, carbon deposits start clogging the oil pickup screen decreasing oil supply and increasing friction. Compression decreases and engine start wearing much faster.
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