There are cheapie discount engines, and IC, or Industrial Commercial
engines. The cheapie ones are like lawn mowers, designed to run an
hour a week, half the year, for five years or so.
My guess is that with an oil change every some interval or other, they
last a lot longer than people think. If you figure your car at 3,000
miles and averaging 30 MPH, that's 100 hours. Of course, generators
are usually air cooled, and run hotter.
My advice is to use good quality motor oil. My last vehicle had a
nasty piston rod knock. Only Castrol kept the engine quiet. The other
brands would last about two days. And then the rod knock would return.
Christopher A. Young
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