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How to adjust fuel consume in gasoline generator?

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The fuel consumption of a DG or Gas Generator is proportional to the power generated and the frequency  maintenance.
The fuel/air ratio can be adjusted only at one power point or free run in service conditions.

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Find the manual here http://www.homelite.com/service_support/product_owners_manuals b> Mixing the fuel The Generator is powered by a two-stroke, air-cooled engineand requires a fuel mixture of gasoline and 2-cycle fuel lubricant. NOTE: Always mix two-cycle engine lubricant likeHomelite's Exact Mix Semi Synthetic Lubricant with gasoline before fueling theunit. Running the Generator ongasoline alone will ruin the engine. NOTE: Recommend you use ONLY Homelite or G-oil® inyour product.( Or any 2 cycle motor oil in this is not available) Use a mixture of 50 parts unleaded regular gasoline and 1part two-stroke engine lubricant (50:1). Use branded 87 octane (R+M+2) unleadedgasoline or gasohol (maximum 10% ethyl alcohol, or 15% MTBE, no methylalcohol.)
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