Onan Microquiet RV Generator Care & Maintenance
If you are considering boondock dry camping generator maintenance is key. Even if you have an advanced solar system, a backup power source is always a great thing to have. With that in mind, caring for your reserve power source is paramount. Even if you have a different model of generator, you can still find valuable information in this article as well as the video.
Picking the correct oil for your application is vital. Onan has cleared many full synthetic brands for use in their engines. However, it should be known that this does NOT extend the scheduled oil change period. We went with the Mobil 1 103536 10W-40 High Mileage Motor Oil . The added Zinc and Phosphorous protect your engine while the 10w-40 viscosity fits our temperature range needs.
I was not certain if the original owner had done any maintenance on the Onan so I changed the air filter as well. Luckily for us, the generators fuel pump went out while visiting relatives. This allowed me to research and order in the necessary parts to fix the problem on my own. I ordered in the Cummins Onan 149-2457 Fuel Filter and the Airtex E11007 Electric Fuel Pump for Onan Generator Set and got the problem fixed in an afternoon. 300 hours of use later and still going strong!