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Old 12-12-2010, 12:05 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by TXiceman View Post
I think that is what I said pages ago.....

Like Rusty, I was raises around engines.

Its what most of us said pages ago....

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Old 12-12-2010, 12:09 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by Romeo View Post
So, how about leaving the engine heater on during storage?

This question got buried and never addressed, so I am reposting.

This, of course, only applies only when plugged into shore power.
I wouldnt.. constant engine heating, unless your going to keep the ENTIRE engine at something like 75*, will also invite condensation. Best thing is a good preheat of the whole engine before start, a decent idle to warm up the oil, then time under load to operating temps and held there for at least 15 mins...

For those keeping count, yes that is longer than the 30 min minimum...

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Old 12-12-2010, 12:53 PM   #59
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Norm4015, RustyJC,

No argument with your posts. But, the question is, do you run the MH and Generator when in storage? Meaning, it will sit there 4 or 5 months. There is a big difference between "exercise" and "storage".

My Onan manual lists 3 operating situations, Break-in, Exercise and Storage. In the Exercise section it says, "If use is infrequent the genset should be exercised at least 2 hours each month at approximately 1/2 rated power". In the Storage section, defined as more than 120 days without usage, frequent running is not mentioned. They recommend doing several things but no running.

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