- Use a lighter weight oil for temps lower than 0 degrees F.
- Avoid phase separation (ethanol and gasoline separate causing engine seizure) by using additives and keeping the fuel tank as full as possible at all times.
- Drain the carburetor of fuel if you expect the engine to sit unused for a long period of time.
Prevent carburetor icing by adding isopropyl alcohol to your fuel supply and avoid extended periods of no-load idling.
- Keep your battery fully charged to keep it from freezing.
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A little preventative maintenance goes a long way in keeping your welder/generator in top shape. The article below walks through best practices for maintaining the gas engine in your welder/generator, and the consequences of poor maintenance. Regular maintenance will:
- Extend engine/welder life
- Ensure peak performance at all times
- Maintain reliability/avoiding costly breakdowns
- Prevent voiding warranty coverage
- Maximize resale value
Bobcat and Trailblazer
Late last week Miller introduced the newest member to its family of industrial engine-driven welding generators, the Big Blue 450 Duo CST. This dual-operator welding system provides two completely separate TIG/Stick welding outputs as well as 12,000 watts continuous 3-phase power and 10,000 watts continuous 1-phase power.
For more information, check out the product page here.