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Tech Talk => Info Articles => Tech Talk => Topic started by: Madathlon on February 02, 2011, 05:16 PM

Title: Keeping your Generator Happy
Post by: Madathlon on February 02, 2011, 05:16 PM
Title: Re: Keeping your Generator Happy
Post by: HandyDan on February 02, 2011, 09:52 PM
Thanks, Good things to know.  I suppose a temperature of 2 degrees won't hurt it to exercise it.  If so, I'm going to run mine tomorrow, since I can't go to work because of the cold and snow,  I might just sit in her and daydream about spring while the heater warms up.
Title: Re: Keeping your Generator Happy
Post by: ClydesdaleKevin on January 28, 2012, 09:48 PM
Good point, Robert.  These member articles are full of facts that were earned by experience...and that's a LOT more useful than book knowledge. 

We use our genny often, so we don't even have to think about down time or winterization...but most do...its good to know, and good in practice.  Genny repairs are expensive...maintenance is cheap.

I highly encourage ALL members to post their own articles...either repair knowledge, maintenance knowledge, product reviews, campground reviews, recipes...everything!  That is what makes this group great, and an invaluable resource to current and future members.

Kev
Title: Re: Keeping your Generator Happy
Post by: Madathlon on January 28, 2012, 09:54 PM
I'm Glad to see people are reading this and hopefully finding that these simple tips does save them money in the long run by having fewer and lower repair bills
Title: Re: Keeping your Generator Happy
Post by: ClydesdaleKevin on January 28, 2012, 10:39 PM
Thank you Madathlon for taking the time in the first place to post it and share your knowledge with us.

Kev
Title: Re: Keeping your Generator Happy
Post by: circleD on June 19, 2014, 08:27 PM
Here's my 2 cents about generator care. I had a friend that works for Onan and retired fireman charge me for parts only and no labor to look at and tune up my Genny that hadn't been cranked in 15 YEARS!!! It was a total of $60 because luckily its an old school one and built tough. He said just like the others about running it at least monthly and spend a little for tune up materials and they'll be there when needed. The only issue I've had was not connecting the battery cable tight enough  :-[