Question about Power Generators
If it has the Tecumseh engine..
Above 40°F Straight SAE 30W
Below 40°F down to -20°F Straight SAE 10W or SAE 5W30 or
Below 40°F down to -40° SAE 0W30 Synthetic
Using multigrade oils above 32°F will increase your oil consumption. SAE 10W40 is not recommended.
Per the manual, all the oils should be marked A.P.I. Service SL/SJ, but you may have to use something to a newer standard. E.G.: Service SM.
The oil sump capacity is 1-5/8 U.S. Pints or 0.76 Liters.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
I am assuming the generator worked fine before the oil change. Now that you have done the oil change the genset does not start. These generators have a safety switch, which is basically an oil pressure switch that keeps the engine from running when there is not enough oil in the engine. Make sure that there is enough oil and if there is, look for a wire that runs along side of the engine to a round component. disconnect that wire and try starting. If it does not start then try to ground out the wire to the engine block. If this does not work, then there is other engine problems.
Posted on May 08, 2009
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