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Reply to "API Mineral/Dino is not bad"

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Originally posted by Taterandnoodles:
My Generac looks basicly the same as yours inside the valve cover. I have a larger engine that is pressurized with a filter. I don't believe I have nearly as many hours. I have not truly needed mine in a couple of years so it has been sitting until recently when I had a transfer switch installed and fired it up performing maintenance etc to be sure it would be ready to go in case it was needed.

I f you have not done it yet check and adjust your valve lash, mine was way out of spec when I checked them. Intake was extremely loose and exhaust was to tight. I could not tell a difference at light loads but when I am after 12kw of surge it will make a difference.


Tater,you did not say what kind of oil you used and so forth.

However,the loose valve lash that occurs with use is always due to wear,barring being setup at the factory. I personally spoke to a briggs tech several years ago and he told me that synthetic is the way to go and it greatly reduces or eliminates valve lash issues and the need for adjustments.

Kirk
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