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What would cause a generator to go.from 8 hour run time down to 5

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You are probably drawing more power when you get 5 hours out of it than when you get 8. It could also be that your choke is not fully off. The engine will also be more efficient if it is hot. If it is cold outside, you may want to put a box around it to keep heat in. Make sure that you leave openings for the exhaust to escape and fresh air to get in.

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