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Old 09-04-2019, 06:57 PM
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I just read the manual again. It’s only every 100 hours with the first after 20 hours. I already dumped the first oil change within the 20 minutes and at least once or twice based on 6 months since then. I am not worried about metal in here anymore. It has 7 hours on it now, and I will change it at the 20 hour mark... Thrn will change it 80 hours later at 100 then every 100 on the hour meter. need to change the oil, which I am fine with it being Synthetic Mobil 1. I am using the specified 10W-30.

As far as the spark plug I am not going to inspect it every 100 hours like it says... I will just replace it if I remove it being it is under $2 for the genuine NGK.

What Indont line is the valves call for adjustment every 200 hours. That’s crazy.
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You are way better off with valves set too loose (you hear them) than too tight which can cause them to burn. Antisieze compound on the spark plug thread and the exhaust bolts and or screws will help prevent issues.
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I am putting it in my backyard when in use, and although I have a fence, I would like to chain it, too. Any suggestions?
Don't: the plastic housing is too easy to cut through. It's better to put it inside a steel box that is anchored to a block of cement, and rig an alarm to go off if someone tries to open the box.

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I have a 7500-9000 watt rebuilt Champion generator so I plug a couple of hair dryers in when I want to run it under half load. I have only had the opportunity to use mine once during a power outage. But that was a good experience. That is when you really learn how they will perform when you need them. I found out that mine needed more ventilation to keep it running cool in the generator enclosure.
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Don't: the plastic housing is too easy to cut through. It's better to put it inside a steel box that is anchored to a block of cement, and rig an alarm to go off if someone tries to open the box.

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I have had to cut out a lot of areas in my wood and sheet aluminum enclosure for ventilation. I log chained a couple of boat anchors under the frame of the generator just to slow somebody down if they try to drag it away. Then I set up a camera that lets me know right away if anybody tries to mess with it. When our power went out you could hear half a dozen generators start up on our block. If I were really worried about theft I would keep mine in the garage until I need it but I like having mine set up and ready for when the power goes out.
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