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We have a fairly new Generac generator, model 5939, 5500

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We have a fairly new Generac generator, model 5939, 5500 watt, gasoline engine,manual start. Would not start at -10 below zero, oil (5W-30 synthetic) was thick. Now that weather is warmer, the generator starts on first pull. We needed it when temp was colder as power went out. Is there a crankcase heater for non-electric start generators?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

Generac does not make a crankcase heater for their portable units.

They do make a heating pad for their home standby units, but it runs $300 and requires 240V to operate.

I do not know of anyone that makes a heater or a portable unit.