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I have a generac generator and I accidentally added

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Hi I have a generac generator and I accidentally added 4cylinder small engine oil (briggs and stratton)

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

Im not completely sure its Generac and I got it about a year ago

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

If I can

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

The temperature here will be below 0 by tomorrow- how can I fix this problem?

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Hank F.
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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.

1. What are the model and serial number of the genset?

2. I assume you mean you added 4-stroke oil, not 4-cylinder oil? Or did you add 2-stroke oil?

3. How much oil did you add, and where did you add it too?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Generac 5943 - GP7500E 7500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator - 5943
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
4 stroke I added half a quart and it started

Where did you put the oil?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Where the oil goes lol

Sorry, I had to ask. You would be surprised to see where some people try to add oil to.

I am not sure what you are getting at here - what your issue is.

You need to add oil until the dipstick reads full.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
My grandma is crazy and swears she put in the wrong oil- so its okay?

That is a 4-stroke engine, so it requires 4-stroke oil.

Brand does not matter.

As long as the oil was the proper viscosity for your area, you are good to go.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Awesome thank you so much!
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