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Oil refill less than manual says
#1
I have a 15KW PowerTech genset with 1008 hrs.  I've clocked 100 hrs since last owners Oil change. I took out 5.5 quarts and reinstalled 5.5 with a filter change.  The Manual calls for 8.5 quarts with a filter change.  I just got off the phone with PowerTech support and they tell me that All Newells ended up with 5.5 quart oil pans. 

Has anyone had a longevity problem with their PowerTech Gen set ?

I like my Oil & filter changes at 100 hrs.  So with clean oil, air and fuel, I should get 15,000 to 20,000 hrs shouldn't I ?


Being a gear head, I kinda want the 8.5 quart system, but PowerTech says a larger oil pan isn't available for a Newell install.

Thoughts .....?
Dave, Karen and buddy. 
06 Newell #784 towing a 05' Featherlight enclosed  trailer for toys and tools
A bunch of stuff on wheels, including 59' Nash metropolitan conv., KTM 250 dual sport. 

Carpe Diem. 
Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

#2
Oil is CHEAP, compared to a new generator. I change my oil every 50 hours on gen and 10,000 miles on Cat engine. Smile
KennyG
Ralston, NE 68127-4213
2007 Newell
32' Hillsboro Stacker Trailer
1974 Vette 454 4 speed convertible
2000 Vette convertible auto
2011 Camaro Indy Pace car convertible
2016 ZO6 Vette 650 HP 8 speed auto
2007 Boss Hoss 502 CI
2009 Goldwing Trike
2001 Harley CVO
2006 Harley CVO Screaming Eagle
#3
my genny is a powertech 20kw. it has 8,800 hours on it. runs like a top

i change the oil at 100 hours and run full synthetic on it

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH



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