20 Years

Minor Generator Service Visit

Minor Generator Service Visit

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Every generator maintenance contract comes with 4 hour response as standard as well as a Major and Minor annual service visit. The following procedures and checklists to be carried out during a minor service include:

Lubricating System

  • Take oil sample and report findings (optional).
  • Check engine oil for leaks.
  • Check hydraulic governor oil level (if fitted).
  • Check operation of lubricating oil heater (if fitted).
  • Record oil pressure – P.S.I  R.P.M.

Fuel System

  • Drain sediment from fuel tank.
  • Check fuel tank breather.
  • Check fuel system and unions for leaks.
  • Check operation of engine governor and stop controls.
  • Check fuel level, inform Owner/Manager if low.

Cooling System

  • Check coolant level and antifreeze content and top up if necessary.
  • Check for coolant leaks.
  • Check condition of hoses and clips.
  • Check condition of fan belts and adjust or renew, if required.
  • Check and lubricate fan hubs and idlers.
  • Check condition of radiator.
  • Check operation of block and radiator heaters.
  • Check operation of ventilation automatic louvers, if fitted.
  • Record engine cooling system temperatures.

Air Intake System

  • Change air filter element, if necessary (chargeable).
  • Clean and check air cleaner and piping for damage.
  • Check turbocharger operation and condition.
  • Check inlet manifold and gaskets.
  • Check and tighten turbocharger outlet hose clips.

Exhaust System

  • Tighten Manifold nuts and cap screws.
  • Tighten turbocharger mounting nuts.
  • Check for leaks and signs of blowing.
  • Check condition of silencer and piping.
  • Drain moisture trap in exhaust pipe.

Engine Electrical System

  • Check battery electrolyte level and specific gravity, top up if necessary.
  • Check condition of charging system.
  • Record charging rate – amps.
  • Check operation of charging system.

Control Panel and Instruments 

  • Check warning lights for operations, replace if necessary.
  • Check operation of gauges and instruments.
  • Check operation of switches.

General Generator Maintenance 

  • Check engine mounting bolts.
  • Check engine anti-vibration mountings.
  • Check operation of engine governor.
  • Check engine vibration dampers.
  • Lubricate all engine linkages.
  • Keep generator plant room in a clean and tidy condition.