Your diesel generator should be operating at maximum generator efficiency. This means it is important that the right supporting parts are installed correctly and maintained properly within your generator.
You need the right air filters, fuel filters, and oil filters for the right generator – ensuring that only genuine parts are used in your diesel generator.
If maintained correctly, the life expectancy of your diesel generator can be prolonged for 20+ years. This could save you a lot of headaches, and thousands of dollars over the long term.
In this article, we will cover the basics of fuel filters, air filters, and oil filters. You will understand their features, and what you need to know to ensure your ownership of a diesel generator is hassle-free.
We also cover what you need to look out for so that your ownership is as easy as possible.
Fuel filters block dust and other harmful particles from entering the engine. Without fuel filters, some of the impurities can enter the engine and cause potential damages to fuel pumps and injectors. This ultimately affects the performance of the engine.
Each diesel generator only functions with the specific type of fuel filter that it was designed for.
Using other fuel filters will most likely damage your diesel generator. You can find the information of which type of fuel filter your diesel generator needs through the part number on the fuel filter.
A fuel filter is designed to last on average of about 500 hours of the diesel generator is operational. That is roughly 20 days of continuous use before your fuel filters need to be changed and replaced from your diesel generator.
Changing the fuel filter is a relatively simple process, and can be performed by most people – provided that the requisite safety precautions are taken.
It is paramount that the fuel filters replacing the old ones are genuine, to ensure the maximum life expectancy of your diesel generator. If you are unsure, you can contact a member of the Gogopower team. They will assist you in sourcing the correct fuel filter for your specific diesel generator.
When a diesel generator is purchased from Gogopower, it comes with a service kit which includes the maintenance log. This maintenance log includes all the details and parts information that are required to be serviced after specific hours of running.
Gogopower strongly recommends following the maintenance log as it will ensure smooth running for the diesel generator.