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Have a gen purch 2yrs ago,used then,for 3 days,fortunately haven't had to use since.ran it last yr w/gas stabilizer,shut off gas,let it run dry,then drained tank completely (tank is plastic so i'm not worried about rust ) iread somewhere that its a good idea to pull plug,pour 1-2 oz oil into cyl,turn over slowly, w/pull cord,leaving plug out to coat rings & cyl w/oil. is this a good idea,& if so,how long should this be god for ? unit kept in outside garage,reasonably dry,hardly ever opened in winter. thanks for your time & advice. jerry

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I have had my generator for 6 years. i use fuel stabilizer and do as you did in shutting it down. I do not drain my fuel but it doesnt hurt. I would question putting anything in the engine that could in time cause problems. I use synthetic oil, this should coat all internal parts well enough to not need extra oil. I do start the engine a few times a year and let it run 5 mins. or so. I live in SW La so having a generator that doesnt work during hurricane season is not a good idea. The steps you are taking should keep your engine fine. It is a good idea to run it and use the power every now and then. This keeps the magnets in the generator in good shape.

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