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Diesel Generator Operation Manual GENERAL MAINTENANCE Part 5
6.5 Engine Oil
6.5.1 Engine Oil Level – Check
WARNING: CRANKCASE PRESSURE CAN BLOW OUT HOT OIL AND CAUSE SEVERE BURNS. DO NOT CHECK OIL WHILE THE GENERATOR SET IS OPERATING.
Caution:Do not operate the engine with the oil level below the low mark or above the high mark. Overfilling can cause foaming or aeration of the oil while operation below the low mark may cause loss of oil pressure.
Caution:Prolonged and repeated skin contact with used engine oils can cause skin disorders or other bodily injury.
Refer to the Health and Safety Manual (0908-0110-00) supplied with your generator set for precautions when handling or disposing of used engine oil.
Check the engine oil level during engine shutdown periods at the intervals specified in the Maintenance Table 1.
Never operate the engine with the oil level below the L (Low) mark, or above the H (High) mark. Wait at least fifteen minutes, after shutting off the engine, before checking the oil level. This allows time for the oil to drain back to the oil pan.
Note: Use high-quality 15W-40 multi-viscosity lubricating oil such as Cummins Premium Blue® or its equivalent. Consult your authorised distributor for the correct lubricating oil for your operating conditions.