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Diesel Generator Operation Manual GENERAL MAINTENANCE Part 3
Daily or Refuelling Maintenance Procedures
6.3 Daily or Refuelling Maintenance Procedures
Monitor fluid levels, oil pressure, and coolant temperature frequently. During operation, be alert for mechanical problems that could create unsafe or hazardous conditions. The following sections cover areas that must be frequently inspected for continued safe operation.
6.3.1 General Information
Preventative maintenance begins with day-to-day awareness of the condition of the generator set.
Before starting the generator set check the oil and coolant levels and look for:
•Loose or damaged parts
•Worn or damaged belts
•Any change in engine or generator set appearance.
6.3.2 Engine Operation Report
The engine must be maintained in good mechanical condition if the operator is to obtain optimum satisfaction from its use. Running reports are necessary to enable programmed or emergency servicing to be carried out.
Comparison and intelligent interpretation of the running report, together with a practical follow-up action will eliminate most failures and emergency repairs.
Most engine problems give an early warning. Look and listen for changes in engine performance, sound, or appearance that can indicate service or repair is needed. Some engine changes to look for and report on are:
•Low lubricating oil pressure
•Abnormal water or oil temperature
•Unusual engine noise
•Excessive exhaust smoke
•Excessive use of coolant, fuel or lubricating oil
•Any coolant, fuel or lubricating oil leaks.