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What damage does diesel in oil do to your head or engine on a generator?

We have a client that mistakenly filled their generator up with diesel into the oil. As a generator company maintaining the generator, we drained the oil and cleaned up the mess, refilled with new oil ...
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Does an automotive DC generator care about battery voltage?

Can a 6 volt positive ground generator be used in a 12 volt negative ground system? The question pertains to converting a 6 volt positive ground automobile to a 12 volt negative ground system. The ...
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Bolt accessories

What’s called an accessory that doesn't let the bolt to come out from cover and get lost after unscrewed? Many a times I lost bolts after unscrewing, but there’s an arrangement I’ve seen with which ...
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Oil in combustion chamber

I received a power generator with oil in the combustion chamber. Apparently the gen was tipped over, so I suspect oil travelled through the valve? and into the chamber and carburetor. Can I still run ...
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Using an old car as a generator

This is a very general question asking for some specific answers. Essentially, I would like to take a vehicle and strip it down, and to turn it into a generator. I’d like to take advantage of the ...
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Charging a leisure battery with a small generator

I'm wondering if it would be ok/ advisable to charge a liesure battery with a small generator like: HONDA EU10I 1.0 KW QUIET RUNNING SUITCASE INVERTER GENERATOR (PETROL) and if not why?
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VW Transporter T5 - p1503 Generator Terminal DF (Load signal) Signal Improbable [closed]

I have a VW Transporter T5 2007 with 2.5 TDi BNZ engine. I have the following fault code (among many): p1503 Generator Terminal DF (Load signal) Signal Improbable. This fault code gets repeated ...
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Honda EU3000is K1 Generator - Replace Gas Tank

I need to replace the fuel tank on a 3 year old Honda EU3000is K1 Generator. Unfortunately gas was left in the fuel tank and the tank is now rusted. I was able to get the generator working again but ...
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ATV engine does not start well

I have a chinese ATV with an engine copied from an ~2006 Honda Foreman 400 (a very simple 1 cylinder 400cc carburetor based engine). It's an exact copy with regards to parts. However it does not start ...
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Fluctuating amp meter on 1948 automobile

On an old auto 6 volt (generator/regulator) system, what causes the ammeter to fluctuate between zero and -35 amps? Seems acceptable at idle but fluctuates on the discharge side when driving. Will ...
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Portable generator starter problem

The generator is King Canada Model no. KCG-6500GE, the battery is 12v and is in good condition. When I turn on the key to start it nothing happens, I do have power to the starter connection. What ...
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Should I replace this stator? (2007, Suzuki, DL1000)

I opened my stator case to inspect what I thought was a bad stator. I discovered the following issues with my magnets: Broken Magnets: Cracked Magnets: Not sure if I need to replace stator (already ...
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How do I check that my battery receives enough power from generator?

I suspect that my battery does not receive enough power from the generator. How do I verify that? I know that involves a voltmeter, but what are the exact things I'm measuring and how? I have a Skoda ...
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Should I run my generator dry in preparation for storage?

I think this is on-topic after reading the FAQ, so I figured I'd go ahead and ask. I gave my gas generator its scheduled 3-month interval "workout" last night, and after letting it run for about 30 ...