Generator Service

Generator service
Servicing a GX160

Fuel / Oil
Q: What type of fuel do the HGI petrol sets run on?
A: Any unleaded fuel, BP, Shell etc

Q: What oil should I use in my new petrol set?
A: 10W-40 or slightly heavier oil designed for a petrol engine, just like a petrol car

Q: How much oil do I need to put in my petrol generator?
A: Around ? to 1 litre depending on the size of the engine, fill it until the oil is at the marked level on the dipstick. If the set fails to start then check the oil level is high enough, as the oil alert feature on the Honda engines is quite precise.

Q: What fuel does my new Harrington diesel set run on?
A: Use normal white diesel fuel, as in a diesel car engine. However a significant cost saving can be gained by using Agricultural diesel, or Red diesel as it is commonly known.

Q: What oil should I use in my new diesel set?
A: 15W-40 oil designed for a diesel engine, just like a diesel car

Q: How much oil do I need to put in my diesel generator?
A: Please refer to the user manual supplied with your generator

Q: How often should my 3000rpm generator be serviced?
A: A first service after 25 hours, and then at 100 hour intervals for petrol and 150 for diesel. Please refer to the supplied user manual for specific generators.