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Old 08-06-2016, 12:50 PM   #1
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How to Change Oil on Generator - Cummins OnanRV QG 5500

Hi All!

I searched the forums for "generator oil change" and didn't get any how to threads.

I've been dry camping for 10 days and when I get home I want to change the oil in my generator. I could really use a step by step article or video.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Old 08-06-2016, 01:39 PM   #2
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Genset oil change

Check out this youtube for genset oil change.
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:58 PM   #3
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Well that sure was drug out for a simple job
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Old 08-06-2016, 03:59 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! I added some tags and used good key words to make this thread easy to find for folks. I also found a really good video on Youtube for the Onan 5500 which comes with most of the larger Thor coaches.

https://youtu.be/SMQlmXAVPCY


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Check out this youtube for genset oil change.
Hey Trainman! I love the way you embedded the youtube video. I tried pasting the link as well as the embed code and neither worked.

How did you do it?

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Old 07-08-2018, 07:24 AM   #6
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Hello, maybe you already to get help but I still like to share the generator oil change time to you.

If your generator is a new genset, you should change oil when the unit runs 60 hours. After that, change the oil every 200 to 300 running hours.

In general, Perkins generator oil change is 500 hours.

If you want to know about Cummins generator, the following article will be helpful.

Cummins Oil Oil Change Intervals

If you want to inquire other brands of generator, you need to inquire your supplier or technical person.
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:04 PM   #7
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There's no oil filter? That's strange. Also, I wouldn't put thread sealer on the plug, might get some inside the pan.
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