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Old 06-29-2012, 12:25 PM   #29
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Have a chateau citation and change oil ever 3,000 miles while travelling. When winterizing, I change the oil regardless of mileage. If the used oil is left in over the winter, it is acidic and will likley pit the shell beaings.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:17 PM   #30
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Our's is a V-10. As some previous posts say, change it at the end of the season. I do mine yearly.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:26 PM   #31
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I use Synthetic Mobil 1 and try to change to the oil every 3-4000 miles. It could pobably be good for longer intervals but with the work those engines go thru pushing around all the weight and all I just have a better piece of mind with the more frequent change. JMHO
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:15 PM   #32
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I hope this is not a stupid question but I am 100% new here. What kind of maintenance do you all do on your generator?
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:17 PM   #33
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I hope this is not a stupid question but I am 100% new here. What kind of maintenance do you all do on your generator?
What ever the owners manual recommends.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:50 AM   #34
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I hope this is not a stupid question but I am 100% new here. What kind of maintenance do you all do on your generator?
I change the oil, fuel filter, spark plugs, air filter and use seafoam in the crank case and pour fuel system cleaner in my tank to run it through the generator.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:52 AM   #35
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I hope this is not a stupid question but I am 100% new here. What kind of maintenance do you all do on your generator?

I follow the owners manual, as Mr_D suggests, but additionally I change the oil, oil filter, and fuel filter at the end of each season when I winterize the coach regardless of hours used. I also fill the fuel tank with fresh gas and add the requisite amount of Sta-Bil, making sure to run the genny long enough to get Sta-Bil-ized gas into it. While in storage, I fire up the generator once a month to exorcize it.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:44 PM   #36
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I follow the owners manual, as Mr_D suggests, but additionally I change the oil, oil filter, and fuel filter at the end of each season when I winterize the coach regardless of hours used. I also fill the fuel tank with fresh gas and add the requisite amount of Sta-Bil, making sure to run the genny long enough to get Sta-Bil-ized gas into it. While in storage, I fire up the generator once a month to exorcize it.
I did not think about running Sta-Bil in it but makes sense. I put sta-bil in my law mower. I will do the same in my RV. Thanks!
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I follow the owners manual, as Mr_D suggests, but additionally I change the oil, oil filter, and fuel filter at the end of each season when I winterize the coach regardless of hours used. I also fill the fuel tank with fresh gas and add the requisite amount of Sta-Bil, making sure to run the genny long enough to get Sta-Bil-ized gas into it. While in storage, I fire up the generator once a month to exorcize it.
Oops, typo. Should be 'exercise'. If my genny ever becomes posessed, I will consider the alternative.
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