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Old 11-04-2016, 06:09 PM   #1
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Oil filter

Apparently the 40000 kw generator in the Concord does not have an oil filter.!?
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Old 11-04-2016, 08:57 PM   #2
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Apparently the 40000 kw generator in the Concord does not have an oil filter.!?
I haven't found one...

I am about due for an oil change on that, dragging my feet a bit until I winterize, then oil changes all around.

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Old 11-04-2016, 09:16 PM   #3
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That is correct. The Cummins/Onan 4000W genset has no
oil filter. You will need a T-30 torx bit to remove
the drain plug cover. (remove 1 screw, loosen the other) and a 5/16 for the
drain plug. I use 15w40 oil and change it every 100 hrs.
Filling is a slow, tedious task. Expect numerous overflows
so some paper towels under the fill hole is highly
recommended.

Note: There is an aluminum gasket/washer on the drain plug.
It is reuseable.
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Old 11-04-2016, 11:10 PM   #4
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:07 PM   #5
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With reference to the Torx bit for the generator oil drain plug access cover, I replaced the Torx screws on mine with hex head screws so I wouldn't
have to dig out my Torx bits when I changed the oil. Be aware that the Torx screw is a metric thread and the drain plug hex head is metric.

I put a label on the generator with the two hex head sizes so I wouldn't have to try all my sockets to find the right one.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:18 PM   #6
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I found that the neck on a quart oil bottle just fits the generator oil fill/check hole. If you are quick, you can slip a bottle in the fill hole and not spill a drop. The bottle's neck seals well enough that oil doesn't dribble out while the bottle is draining.

It takes 1.6 quarts, so after I put in one full quart, I poured 0.6 quarts (19 ounces) into the bottle I just emptied and tipped it in. I didn't spill a drop and it was up to the top mark.

Of course, if you slip, you will have a big mess.

Alternatively, you could cut the bottom out of an empty bottle and use it for a funnel. It fits the oil fill hole better that any funnel I have. I tried using several different funnels and I made a mess. The oil is slow to drain away from the fill hole so it backs up and runs out. With the bottle jambed into the hole, it just stays in the bottle until it flows away into the generator.
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