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Old 03-10-2014, 03:34 PM   #1
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diesel generator storage

preparing to store my rv for approx 6 mo's. Do I need to do something special to the generator to keep fuel from gelling up?
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:11 PM   #2
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Fuel treatment in the main tank and run both engine and gen for a little while to make sure the treated fuel gets in there.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:21 PM   #3
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Deisel does not gel like gas but algea grows in it after prolonged sitting but that takes a while. All we normally do with all our diesel equipment is it turn off and walk away. (Our farm stuff sits for 6 months at a time)
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:00 PM   #4
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Gelling and fuel treatment are secondary considerations - you need to run that generator at least a couple of hours under load each month! Onan recommends this action. A generator that sits will absorb moisture in the windings, which will negatively impact output and possibly prevent any output! Moisture in the windings degrades the insulation, and the generator output. It is non-reversible, and will require a generator rebuild or replace.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:49 AM   #5
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I was not thinking generator. I was thinking diesel oops. Running it monthly is right on. I run my diesel 27k house standby gen at least monthly. The MH gen gets used often.
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