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Why fuel and fuel system maintenance are important
There’s nothing worse than going to the expense of buying a generator set, then just when you need electric power, it won’t start. General care and maintenance go a long way to help, but sometimes it’s the things which are easiest to solve which cause problems – like fuel quality.
Diesel fuel starts to degrade almost from the moment it’s refined and has a shelf life of 6 to 12 months at most. During that time, it’s pumped through pipelines, transported and stored and then pumped into your fuel tank. All through this time, natural deterioration, build-up of condensation and opportunities for external contamination can all contribute to decline in fuel quality. And eventually this can cause the build-up in particulates in the fuel which will block or damage filters, fuel pumps and injectors.