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I have a generac automatic standby generator...The Irma is…

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I have a generac...

I have a generac automatic standby generator...The Irma is coming to my area and I need to know what oil I can buy today because it is at the add mark...I don't know what kind was put in it ..can I use auto oil?

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

It is 4 years old.Agenerac model(###) ###-####

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I just want to buy oil and add it before the hurricane hits...I am a senior woman..but can add oil if I get it..

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Just the type of oil I can get at Walmart or Home Depot...Thanks

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago

Use a standard SAE 30 OIL OR A 10W-30 OIL IN THIS MACHINE

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