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Old 09-19-2014, 12:15 PM   #11
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Thanx for the info. fellas, will leave it alone. I have changed the oil prior to parking it, and used fuel stabilizer
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Old 09-19-2014, 12:34 PM   #12
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Thanx for the info. fellas, will leave it alone. I have changed the oil prior to parking it, and used fuel stabilizer
One thing I would suggest ESPECIALLY if you use ethanol is to completely fill the tank with gas prior to storage.
The less air the better.



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Old 09-24-2014, 08:41 AM   #13
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Fill tank add Sea Foam or StaBil
Start both engine and gen once a month
I take my unit for a drive once a month and Exercise my appliances
(Not hot water system it's drained)
I used to fog my boat motor back in 1987
This is not necessary on your RV
But like was said your engine will be fine if you don't run it
I would however run that generator with the stabilizer in the fuel monthly or you are asking for a gummed up carburetor
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Certainly there is no need to fog the main engine. If you store in a high humidity area where condensation and sweating forms frequently you may want to plug the exhaust pipe. The intake butterfly will be enough of a seal for that end.
Engine wear and stress occurs mostly during cold starts and before reaching operating temperature so frequent starts can do more harm than good IMO. Definitely fill the tank and use stabil or a fuel additive like it. For the generator I disconnect and plug the fuel line ends then run it dry. Block or plug the exhaust and intake or if not using for a year or so fog the cylinder through the spark plug. I used the generator once in the first 3 months and never again so it has been laid up this way for a couple years. I probably should just remove it, why haul the extra weight around.
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Mobil 1 in all my vehicles including HD. Worth the cost. Oil cheap, engines expensive.
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