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Pat’s Five Tips for Maintaining and servicing your Generator

Tips to Maintain and Service your Generator
Tips to Maintain and Service your Generator

Generators are one of those things that often lead a pretty tough life: operating for hours on end, bouncing around the tough tracks in your 4X4 or camper, and sucking in all kinds of dust and muck in the bush. And at the end of the day, it’s pretty easy to forget servicing and maintaining them. It’s not a hard job, though. Here are Pat’s five tips for servicing your generator.


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  • I use pulp with a fuel stabiliser even in my mower. It’s more expensive but it’s not as though they use a lot and it also depends on how much you want to look after things. Your money, your choice.

  • Pat you said never squeeze the air filter element out because it could lead to tearing then after you oiled it you said squeeze out excess. Contradiction. I think you need to squeeze out but take care doing so. Cheers mate. Do enjoy your show.

  • You didn’t mention issues with old fuel, particularly the junk we are served today. This can lead to all kinds of problems, particularly hard starting. I like to let the fuel run low or drain it to use in the mower before storage. This way you have almost 100% fresh fuel for your next use.

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