A Popular DIYer Generator Build
‘Wife Friendly’, A Smart Engineering Excercise.
My personal thanks to Phil for his years of sharing what works and what doesn’t, and his good finds on surplus items. Phil is plenty happy with his new diesel and this may be what our DIYer movement moves towards as the EPA figures out how to make gasoline even more unstable and near useless for our standby ready small power equipment. Needless to say, we never know what the future brings, the stationary engine exemption might be re-instated some day. The EPA has demonstrated their propensity to plan statically, E15 would not have been so vehemently opposed, had the CARB and the EPA not previously worked so hard to make carbs non adjustable and impossible tune for a different percentage of alcohol mix. We know their endorsed fuel causes us to throw away the carb, and sometimes the complete engine due to corrosion and oxides forming where we can’t rearch to clean because of the tamper proof design they insisted on.
Podkanowicz Perkins-Utterpower PMG
Picture showing the drive system was taken during trial fitting.
WE know this new generation of small diesel engines will serve us far better than the Gasoline engines. We know we need the best of coolant protection, and we’ll need a lube oil that has anti-wear additives, and anti corrosion additives, it’s best you look at every quart of oil you buy, and read what’s in it. Do all you can to keep condensation out of your engine. Keeping it at a near constant temperature and slightly above air temperature if possible can help keep acids from forming in the crank case, and of course a monthly routine run will re coat parts with oil and remove any moisture that has condensed inside.