It is recommended to use standard 10W-30 motor oil. For colder climates beneath 20° F, it is advised to use 5W-30. You can also reference your owner’s manual under “Specifications” for more information.
The first five hours of usage we call the break-in period. The purpose of the break-in period is to seat the rings of the piston. During the break in period stay at or below 50% of the running watt rating and vary the load occasionally to allow stator windings to heat and cool. As with all new engines, the piston rings and cylinder need to be broken in.
This is important for the newly manufactured cylinder wall and rings to seat themselves. It is not necessary to run the generator for five hours straight to do the break-in period. The generator can run for five hours over any period up until they reach those five hours.
Unfortunately, your machine will not operate using natural or gas propane. It is designed to run on gasoline only. We cannot recommend or encourage the modification of the generator in this fashion as it will void your emissions warranty. We have dual-fuel units and a tri-fuel generator to consider for purchase.
You can parallel your inverter with any other Champion inverter that has the same black- and red-squared syncing ports. You can use our Parallel Kit Selector Tool to help you determine the best kit for pairing two inverters.