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Old 11-06-2011, 10:40 PM   #1
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Unique winterization?

I am closing our Georgetown tomorrow and while I have it at the house the oil in generator and coach need to be done. We have 15,000 miles on it and was wondering what else might be a good idea to get done. I grabbed a air filter and will hit the chassis with a grease gun any other suggestions?
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:55 PM   #2
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Personally, I would leave the oil in the generator. Oil attracts water to a point. I would leave it over the winter and change it in the spring. I would run the generator for 1/2 hour or so, just to boil off as much moisture as I could, and coat all the internals, but leave the oil change till spring. Also might want to wait on other oil change. And nd get a fuel filter, for next spring. Sorry, not my idea to do maintenance in the fall and let things sit all winter believing they will be ready to go next year.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:01 AM   #3
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"Oil attracts water to a point. I would leave it over the winter and change it in the spring."
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I have never heard of oil "attracting" water.
Change them both now, much better to have clean oil in the engines over winter. I try to never leave dirty oil in an engine when it goes into storage, and at times I have had 20 machines and vehicles stored over winter. Every one got changed if they were anywhere near their change interval.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:03 AM   #4
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True change oils!
old oil is acidic and not good to sit over winter months.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:32 AM   #5
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By all means change the oils...and don't forget to service the batteries.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:44 AM   #6
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The coach and gen are at the service interval and I should re-phrase that winterization for us is not storage we tend to venture out at least a few times during the winter....wish we got the artic pakg
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:06 AM   #7
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Now you have a different story. If you are going to use them some more, then yes, change the oil. True what f100turbo says, oil does have acids. But the genny is open air system, (no pvc) and new oil will get full of moisture in storage, and need changing again in the spring. Motor oil recommended change interval is 6 MONTHS, or miles/hours,, whatever, ....... The time is due to moisture content. Don't believe me, that's ok, but some new motor oil, pour in to a glass jar, take a picture, store in you basement for two months, and take another picture, notice the color difference. That would be water.

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Old 11-07-2011, 07:33 PM   #8
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I did add the batteries all three needed water (note save money for sealed batteries) also the tires were 20 psi low! WTH checked them last month. Spent 4 hours poking around (breaking city fill valve) and almost ran out of pink stuff. But ready for winter!
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:40 PM   #9
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you should consider changing the air brake dryer filter assuming it has one and it should . you should also make sure the heater for the air dryer is working .

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filter off of unit should look like this . 
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