The best way to maintain your diesel generator is to regularly check it over with a qualified technician. If you have access to an on-site mechanic, that’s even better. However, if you don’t have access to someone who is trained in diesel generator maintenance, there are some things you can do yourself. This article will go over some of the basics of maintaining a diesel generator and how it should be approached by anyone who owns one.
How often should I service my diesel generator? – This is one of the most common questions asked about diesel generators. The answer is: It depends! If you use your diesel generator for something other than camping or recreational purposes, then you should perform its scheduled maintenance every six months or so. If you use it exclusively for camping or recreational purposes, then every three years would be more appropriate — especially if your usage pattern involves extended periods of time away from power sources such as batteries or solar panels.
The first thing you should do when maintaining your diesel generator is perform a maintenance inspection or oil change. This can be done by taking it out of service, removing the cover plate and opening up all access panels to allow access to its interior components. You may also want to check if any filters need changing or cleaning.
The next step would be to check if there are any mechanical problems with the unit. This can be done by opening up each individual component and checking for wear and tear on parts such as bearings, seals and gaskets. If there are any issues then they should be addressed before further use occurs so that there are no further issues later on down the road when operating at full capacity again.
How do you maintain a diesel generator? Here are four steps to follow:
Check for leaks – A good first step is to check for leaks around fuel lines and hoses with soapy water or by blowing compressed air into them. This can help detect small leaks that could cause significant damage if they weren’t repaired immediately.
Inspect the fuel tank for rust or holes in it – If you see any signs of rust or holes in your fuel tank, don’t use it until it’s been repaired or replaced with a new unit.
Inspect all engine parts for wear or damage before starting up your generator again after an extended period of not running (more than three months). You should also check for loose bolts and nuts at this time — these may need tightening, too! A good indicator of wear is if any parts appear slightly worn down from normal use.