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Predator Generators


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Default Re: Predator Generators

I have a HF 4000 watt generator. I have never had any problems with mine and I us my every week in our mobile detailing business. There is a few key points to remember. Fist the generator is shipped with no oil in it and is not broken in. First, I have bought a few items for my generator. (All listed bellow):

1. Quart of Mobile 1 full synthetic oil.

2. Hour meter - This is a must for any small engine. This helps keep track of maintenance.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage

3. Measuring funnel with a long tube - This allows for you to place exactly the right amount of oil and with a long tube means no spills.
http://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-10704-...nnel+with+hose

4. Liquivac - My generator is in a cargo trailer and bolted down, also it weights 126 pounds so its hard to move and there is no way to easily get a funnel under the drain plug. So I suck the oil out through the dip stick port.
http://www.amazon.com/America-2005-L...l+suction+pump

I have followed the maintenance and break in instructions to a tee with a few exceptions. I filled the generator with .6 quarts of mobile 1 oil and ran the generator for its break in for 3 hours with little to no load after that I changed the oil an ran the generator like normal for 17 hours then changed the oil again. After that I have done exactly what the manual says to do on oil changes every 20 hours
I also use Sta-Bil gas stablilizer in every fill-up.

I have had no problems with the generator. It has way over 100 hours on it and it always starts on the first pull. I did buy the extended warranty and because of that I follow the maitance exactly. The only thing I would change is as soon as the warranty is up I may start changing the oil every 40 hours since I am running mobile 1
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