hoghead
What are you paying for yearly service on your air cooled unit
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Skip Douglas SkipD
Nuttin' - at least for labor. I do it all myself. :rolleyes:

For the record, I'm only an owner with a good background in mechanics, electronics, and electrical stuff among other skills, but I'm not a trained/paid generator service tech.
Skip Douglas
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johnc
what service is performed?
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genme
Does a good dealer only address the service items that are listed in the Service Schedule of the Owner's Manual, or do they perform a more extensive service? If "more", what else is done?
Model 5875, Nexus controller, 999cc Engine, 20kW LP, 2011
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Skip Douglas SkipD
johnc;9045 wrote:
what service is performed?


genme;9046 wrote:
Does a good dealer only address the service items that are listed in the Service Schedule of the Owner's Manual, or do they perform a more extensive service? If "more", what else is done?
When I am servicing my generator or that of an elderly friend of mine, I do the following:
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[*]Make sure no vermin have made a home in the generator housing and that there is no unexpected debris in the housing
[*]Check for any sign of possible oil leaks
[*]Check and change the oil and filter
[*]Check and clean or replace the air filter
[*]Check and, if necessary, replace the spark plugs
[*]Check the battery electrolyte level, topping it up if necessary
[*]Load test the battery
[*]Check any belts used (my friend's has a drive belt)
[*]Run the generator and test output voltage and frequency, both with no load and under load (tests also cycle the automatic transfer switch)
[*]While running the generator, make sure there are no abnormal sounds[/LIST]I have no idea what various dealers might do for service, but what I do makes sure it is running right and will continue to do so.
Skip Douglas
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d11gnccer
Spark plugs, filters, oil, check and adjust valves, water in battery, check frequency and voltage, adjust regulator if applicable and needed, general cleaning.

$192.00 includes all materials, labor, taxes, and trip charge, and 30 day warranty on labor. We service a 60+ miles radius from the shop.
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genme
SkipD;9049 wrote:
Load test the battery
If I can't get our current stand alone battery tester/charger repaired under warranty, I will be in the market for a new one. What brands would you recommend? I need something more reliable than a cheap Power-On-Board charger (where the start button fails to work.)
Model 5875, Nexus controller, 999cc Engine, 20kW LP, 2011
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Geoff Z
Oil filter, Oil, Air Filter, Pre Cleaner (if necessary), spark plugs, valve check and adjustment, cleaning out of the condensation trap on the gas line, voltage test of the battery charger, governor adjustment if necessary, fuel pressure adjustment if necessary, voltage adjustment if necessary, wash of the generator, wax the generator, test transfer switch mechanism, load test, oil disposal, answer questions or concerns of the customer. $225 is what I charge.
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