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Coleman Powermate 5000W Generator Stopped Suddenly

Got this generator from work since it was going to get tossed. It is about 5 years old and was used a few weeks ago when it shut itself off and seemed to be locked up. I was able to free it up with magic mystery oil and got it running for a few minutes however while it was running the idol was fluctuating drastically and then violently shut off (jumped completely off the dolly it was sitting on). Now the flywheel still moves freely (almost too easily) and there seems to be a ticking/clicking coming from the generator side, not the engine, as I rotate the engine. Where should i start in trying to figure out what broke?

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Sounds like you threw a valve push rod, or broke a rod

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add some oil they have a low oil shutdown

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you dont say if diesel / petrol.
if petrol check the choke mechanisim.
if diesel injector may need cleaning or re setting

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