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Old 10-28-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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How long is the fuel line from gas tank to generator ?

I have a class A four winds Hurricane year 2000 with the ford V10. I added fuel stabilizer to the gas tank and ran the engine for a while and went on a few short rides to make sure the treated gas went into the fuel line and engine, ... BUT....
i am wondering how long should I run the generator to be sure the stabilized treated gas got into the generator carburator. I need to store the RV for 11 months and want to make sure the generator carb does not become clogged.... I just had the carb cleaned and tuned so want to make sure it does not get gummed up.

Would anyone possibly know how long the fuel line is to the generator from the gas tank, and how long time wise to run the generator to be sure it got the stabilized gas into the carb ?

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Old 10-28-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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Run the gen for one-half hour, under load.

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Old 10-28-2013, 10:14 PM   #3
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I do the same thing....five cans of Seafoam added to 75 gallon gas tank about once a year. I do mine just before a long trip where I know I'll burn a tank of gas.

I run the generator for about an hour with the Seafoam mixture as I figure about a half gallon consumption per hour for my Onan 5500 generator.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:24 AM   #4
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If you want to get the gas out of the gen you can disconnect the electric fuel pump at the gen and run it until the gen dies. I would only do this after running Stabil or Seafoam from gas tank and running it to the gen. By running carb dry in gen, it'll never have gas evaporate and leave varnish deposits in gen carb.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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You run the Generator 1/2 hour under 1/2 load (use space heaters in the winter) every month.

The first half hour should get Sta-Bil into it, but if not the 2nd one will. With Generators it is not just the carb you need to worry about, Several other parts of the system (The generator parts) need exercising. So plan on visiting for half an hour a month.
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