gkers2012
Hi all, i am new to the forums. Great site, thanks Ziller Electric. 5 weeks ago I installed the 11kw generator. It has ran its weekly exercise 5 to 6 times, no outages yet but i have simulated one once or twice. The generator still has factory oil in it. I was considering a cold weather kit, but I decided to say no to the kit and yes to 5w30 Mobil One full synthetic instead, as it is starting to get cold in No Illinois. Also, when I change the oil (have'nt done it yet) can I drain oil out of filter and reuse the filter (it is new). What do you guys think? I would like to hear your opinions. Thanks in advance Craig model 0064383 serial 9774408 ats switch model ol3217b
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Skip Douglas SkipD
Welcome to the forum.

You should run the unit for 8-10 hours with the "dino" oil in it and then change the oil and the filter. DO NOT re-use the filter as it may be trapping small metallic particles left over from machining the engine.

In my opinion, a few 2-4 hour sessions under load would be good to prove the unit's reliability as well as doing what the "break-in" oil is designed to do.
Skip Douglas
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John R
Run it under load for 8 to 10 hours, then change the oil to Mobil 1, put a new filter on, the old filter will have all the left over stuff from when the engine was built.

Look in your manual for the recommended oil.
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patmurphey
Get one of these and get some Mobil one locally.

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