Leaking Oil Gaskets on Diesel Generators
Leaking oil gaskets on a generator can be caused by loose components, deterioration due to age, incorrectly fitted components.
Components can work loose through vibration caused by a running generator, or through the use of non-genuine parts, which may not fit correctly.
If the generator is in a high temperature environment or a very dry environment, then the gaskets can crack and shrink.
The most obvious reasons for leaking oil gaskets are the lack of regular service and maintenance of the generator.
For instance ensure nuts are all tight.
Visually check for signs of wear and any build up of residue around any gasket.
Check under the generator and trace back any oil leak to find the source of the leak.
Above all if in doubt replace the gaskets
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