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7500 watt onan generator runs so hot the oil boils

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7500 watt onan generator runs so hot the oil boils
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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Make certain that the exhaust is not restricted. Many of these machines have an exhaust screen in the muffler that if it becomes partially blocked with create a back pressure and cause the engine to run extremely hot. If the unit is mounted in an enclosed area make certain that the exhaust is being vented outside of that area otherwise the exhaust could be recirculated through the intake and cause the engine to run hot as well.