As to brands of motor oil, please don't be cheap. I like Castrol,
because with my last truck, that was the only brand that quieted
the rod knock. I was using 20-w-50, but you should use 10-w-30 in
The others on the list have given you excellent advice about
running it every couple months. In my case, my generator sits as
long as two years between runs. I know; not good. My last run was
when a couple friends in Buffalo lost power, during the snow
storm in October. I went there to run their furnace.
In the box with the generator, I have also a quart of oil, and a
spray can of ether. Usually when I go to start the motor, it
doesn't want to start. A squirt of ether on the paper air filter
runs the motor for a second. Do this three or four times, and the
motor runs on gas. From personal experience, never take out the
spark plug and spray ether into the spark plug hole. Dries out
the cylinder wall, and then the generator is useless.
Christopher A. Young
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