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Alex and Tee

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Posted: 10/11/21 06:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Took the MH to La Mesa today and yep, it was a split hydraulic hose. They have a guy coming to make one up and I take it back Wednesday to have it installed. Generator was not working also all of a sudden. Come to find out it was low on oil. Would have never thought with 104 hours on it. So a generator service with oil change and filter cost $121.00


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Posted: 10/11/21 07:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^^^ Check the generator owners manual. I'd guess the first oil change may have been overdue at 104 hours.

I just bought a new generator for camp, the first service is due at 25 hours - after that the interval gets longer.


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First oil change was supposed to be at 50 hours.

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Onan Gas Gensets use about 1 qt per 50 hours. 1 qt low is enough to shut down the Oil pressure kill switch. Which SAVES the genset from being destroyed. Doug

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The genset oil change uses 2 quarts of 10W30 motor oil and a Wix or Fram filter. I buy the replacement air filter on Amazon.
On my rig, I pour as much oil as possible into the filter before screwing it onto the generator. Adding the rest of the oil takes time, as the oil reservoir is shallow, and the filler neck overflows easily. Takes patience (something I'm short of).
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Yes the service tech told me they use oil. Something else they failed to mention at orientation.

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Alex and Tee wrote:

First oil change was supposed to be at 50 hours.


Alex and Tee wrote:

Yes the service tech told me they use oil. Something else they failed to mention at orientation.


Sounds like it's only using what it's supposed to.

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The saga continues. After another week in Orlando and a few days after what I thought was a successful repair to the hydraulic line for the leveling jacks we proceeded to go 2 hours south to Stuart, FL to see my folks. Pulled in to our site, leveled the rig and went out the door to meet the neighbors who promptly said “You have something leaking under your rig. Sure enough there’s a puddle of hydraulic fluid with a line hanging down up against the catalytic converter. I’m assuming the genius that put the new hydraulic line on chose not to secure it and it dropped down and rode for two hours next to the catalytic converter melting a hole in it.

I have now scheduled a mobile tech from La Mesa in Port St Lucie to come out Thursday AM to evaluate. I extended my stay here thankfully they were able to) and canceled my week in Sarasota probably losing my $470 I paid there.

You gotta laugh to keep from crying but this is getting more absurd by the day.

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I feel for you.

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La Mesa tech came out and found TWO lines to the front right jack melted from being up against the exhaust system. It seems people either have no brains or take no pride in workmanship.

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