cile01
We had a Carrier generator installed last fall and after 14 hrs runtime, both weekly exercise and 2-3 small electric outages, I'm ready to do an oil change. Went to the local small engine parts store and showed them the oil filter #070185F. They placed the order and I received a Generac filter #70185. It was in a Briggs box with #70185GS on the box. It is approx. 1 in. shorter than the one on the unit now. Will I be OK with this shorter filter or should I take it back. Also, due to reading many posts here I believe I'll go with a 5W-30 synthetic. We live in southern Indiana where the temps can to up to 100 and down to 0.

Also, wanted to thank all the posts I read with the weekly exercise problem when the units runs like someone put it "a paint shaker". This happened for the first time last week. Happened to hear it and shut it off immediately. Upon manual startup it did fine. I switched to quiet mode off and will see how it does this week.
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cile01
Sorry, forgot to post the following info.

17kW
Model #ASPDS1XXA017
S/N 2109V36118

Thanks!
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douglas123
The 70185GS filter is an acceptable filter. Make sure the thread size and rubber seal are the same. They have changed a lot of part numbers recently and i am still trying to get the old numbers out of my head and the new ones in. The shorter filter was designated for the rv aplication which has much less elbow room to change the oil filter. There are several other filters you can use just haven't had time to update my crossover references. The synthetic 5W-30 oil is a good oil. Try wal mart cheapest price I have found is Super Tech brand. Personally I have noticed the engine runs cooler during an extended run. Have had many extended outages the past few years and I service a lot of units. I use synthetic in all of the air cooled units I service.
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