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Two Types of Oil Replacement for Perkins Diesel Generator Sets

Apr. 04, 2023

During the process of using the Perkins diesel generator set, it is necessary to promptly check the use of engine oil and replace it with new engine oil to ensure the normal operation of the diesel generator set. Below, Starlight technicians will explain in detail two ways to replace the new oil for the Perkins diesel generator set:


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The oil change of Perkins diesel generator set is divided into normal and abnormal conditions:


Abnormal conditions refer to the time when the Perkins diesel generator set is repaired due to faults and is not used for a long time. After 50 hours of operation due to major faults, the Perkins diesel generator set also needs to be replaced with new oil. In addition, if the Perkins diesel generator set is not used for a long time, it is also necessary to check whether various indicators of the oil are normal before use, You can compare the new engine oil and the engine oil in use by dropping them on a white test paper. If the engine oil in use turns dark brown, it should be replaced in a timely manner. Also, you can measure the viscosity of the engine oil in use. Place the new engine oil and the engine oil in use in two identical glass tubes, seal them and invert them simultaneously, recording the rise time of the bubbles, If the difference in bubble rise time between the two exceeds 20%, it indicates that the oil viscosity has decreased too much and the oil in use should be replaced.


Normally, a new Perkins diesel generator set needs to be replaced with a new engine oil after the first 50 hours of operation. This period is mainly the running-in period of the machine. When replacing the new engine oil, do not forget to replace the engine oil filter. The engine oil filter should be replaced together with the engine oil. During the daily operation of the diesel generator set, it is recommended to replace the new engine oil once the operation time reaches 250 hours, and the maximum time should not exceed 300 hours, If the Perkins diesel generator does not operate very frequently every day, it can also be replaced once a month. The time for changing the engine oil is also related to the type and quality of the engine oil. After adding good engine oil, it can be replaced after operating for 400 hours. Due to different power levels and performance parameters of diesel generator sets produced by different manufacturers, the engine oil added is also different, Please consult a professional about the specific type of engine oil to be added. There are also advantages and disadvantages of the same type of engine oil. Good engine oils can last longer and have better results.


Starlight Power was founded in 1974 and is one of the earliest manufacturers of generators and diesel generator sets in China. If you want get more information, please feel free to send email to sales@dieselgeneratortech.com we will pay highly attention on your question.

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