1. Air Filter:
Change or clean the air filter regularly to ensure maximum airflow and prevent clogs from dust or debris.
2. Fuel System:
Check for water, dirt, or any other contaminants in the fuel system that could lead to engine damage. Replace any worn parts and check the levels of fuel oil and coolant regularly.
3. Electrical Connections:
Inspect all electrical connections for loose wires and corrosion, and make sure all terminals are tight.
4. Oil & Coolant Levels:
Make sure oils and coolants are at the correct levels according to your generator’s manufacturer guidelines, as these can harm engine life if they get too low or high.
5. Battery/Charging System:
Test the battery and charging system regularly to ensure proper charge and no problems with the connections.
6. Generator Exhaust:
Check exhaust pipes, mufflers, and other components for any damage or blockages. Make sure all parts are intact and in good working order.
7. Inspect Spark Plugs:
Change spark plugs regularly as they can become corroded, fouled, or just worn out over time.
8. Alternator Belt/Pulleys:
Check the alternator belt/pulley tension periodically as well as inspect the belt for any signs of wear or cracks that could lead to a malfunction.