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    I think the castle nut on these takes a 1.5" socket if memory serves. That looks much larger.

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    Howdy,
    Do NOT use ATF fluid in your unit just yet. If your unit was reset, and does not have tons of hours on it. It probably is not junked up. I say change the oil because oil breaks down after years of sitting after it has been used, heated, cooled, and heated and cooled. You said it was reset in 2005. That's a long time for oil to break down. If later you find you have oil system issues, then you can think about running some ATF fluid in the crankcase for a run and then empty.

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    That's the way they are. there is not changing. The 002 and 003 are units which folks have modded to spin-on filters.

    Go back to the Filters thread, 2nd post and go through the quick links again. You will then be up to speed with the naming of accessories too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Light in the Dark View Post
    If you are intending on doing a flush, I believe I have previously read here a post from Guyfang about running ATF in the machine instead of oil for a certain amount of hours. Really helps strip out any built up gunk, then flush, and replace with standard oil. Maybe he will wander by to correct me.
    Dude! You beat me to the draw again!

    Yes, you can do the ATF thing. Run it 1/2 to 3/4 hour. I would use the old filter. Then some cheapo oil and a filter, run it for 2 hours. Then change it with good oil and filter.

    You can also take a look at the old filter first. You can tip the set up, and the oil will drain away from the oil filter. Then unscrew it. pour out some of the oil from the filter into a glass. If its not funky, then simply put the filter back on, run the set to warm it up and change the oil.

    There are some hard to get at places on the set. Shine a light into them. See a lot of fine sand and grit? The set has been down range. Look for that kind of thing. it can help you decide how far into it you want to go. The old rule of, "If it aint broke, don't fix it" is as good today, as it was 100 years ago.

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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I missed it being a reset! Then Daybreak is right. Don't need the ATF. But yes, do change all POL products and filters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 76shovel View Post
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    can someone help me identify some of these items
    Tent stakes, ground wire for either the trailer or skid unit, some kind of socket maybe, can't tell if that's a fuel tank cap in the upper corner or not, and maybe some grounding rods or maybe fuel cap rods
    The rubber thing is a battery terminal cover. I kinda like them on the POS. terminal. The big socket? trailer Lunet nut? Cant see whats all the way in the back.

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    I figured I would post some pics of the unit...Guyfang in some of the pics you can see some build up of dust/dirt along with some cob webs. So im sure a good cleaning will be in order. The hr meter reads 587 which isn't much in 14yrs since the reset. I guess it can be a bad thing or good. Time will tell soon enough I guess. Thank you for all the comments about my box of collected junk...I was hoping for a treasure chest but got a trunk full of junk...lol...I'm sure the ground wire will be usefully if anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daybreak View Post
    Howdy,
    Do NOT use ATF fluid in your unit just yet. If your unit was reset, and does not have tons of hours on it. It probably is not junked up. I say change the oil because oil breaks down after years of sitting after it has been used, heated, cooled, and heated and cooled. You said it was reset in 2005. That's a long time for oil to break down. If later you find you have oil system issues, then you can think about running some ATF fluid in the crankcase for a run and then empty.

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    1 spin on oil filter
    1 spin on water fuel filter
    1 cartridge filter

    That's the way they are. there is not changing. The 002 and 003 are units which folks have modded to spin-on filters.

    Go back to the Filters thread, 2nd post and go through the quick links again. You will then be up to speed with the naming of accessories too.

    I missed the mention of the reset, my bad.

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    Fuel return lines will need replaced for sure....check the infamous well nuts also. Good luck with your new addiction....

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    Looks like a pretty clean unit!

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    If that's the case. Lets hope it runs as good as it looks...of course without spending a ton of money on it

    With that being said does anyone care to share how much they spent getting the're generator up and running to a reliable state. Im budgeting 500.00...now am i in a dream? And please don't laugh if I'm way off...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76shovel View Post
    If that's the case. Lets hope it runs as good as it looks...of course without spending a ton of money on it

    With that being said does anyone care to share how much they spent getting the're generator up and running to a reliable state. Im budgeting 500.00...now am i in a dream? And please don't laugh if I'm way off...lol

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