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New WEN 56225i First Oil Change 1 Hour #5397586 04/08/20 05:04 PM
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Came in today. $400. Added magnetic dipstick, just like the one on my other WEN genny.

Will send out 1st sample (1 hr) sample for analysis.
——-Sequence:
5 min warm up
5 min ~200W
5 min ~400W
45 min 16-1800W
Drain and fill

Will change after next hour (2 total hrs) and see how the oil looks.
——RT-5 15W-40 1hr
——-same for follow-on intervals

Final: RT-6 5W-40

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Re: New WEN 56225i First Oil Change 1 Hour [Re: gathermewool] #5397628 04/08/20 05:47 PM
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I think you are going way overboard for a $400 generator with your breakin methods. Having an analysis performed with the breakin oil is a wasted effort IMHO.

Last edited by Lubener; 04/08/20 05:51 PM.

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Re: New WEN 56225i First Oil Change 1 Hour [Re: Lubener] #5397642 04/08/20 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Lubener
I think you are going way overboard for a $400 generator with your breakin methods. Having an analysis performed with the breakin oil is a wasted effort IMHO.

+1 but then the education of watching the wear metals dropping is fun.


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Re: New WEN 56225i First Oil Change 1 Hour [Re: Lubener] #5397680 04/08/20 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Lubener
I think you are going way overboard for a $400 generator with your breakin methods. Having an analysis performed with the breakin oil is a wasted effort IMHO.


It’s all for fun, NOT to be used as a datapoint for wear or how often to change in the future. We all have our own break-in methods and not many really have a lot of data behind them. This is a data point and only FYI only.

Furthermore, do you and CT8 even BITOG, bro!?


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Re: New WEN 56225i First Oil Change 1 Hour [Re: gathermewool] #5397729 04/08/20 07:23 PM
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With the 1500W heater, a large chest freezer and a small dehumidifier running on max, this thing didn't hesitate. Voltage never went < 118.9VAC and frequency never less than 60.1Hz.

Also, RE: UOA: I've always considered UOA as a better indicator of oil health than an indicator of true wear. I'm curious to see what these results will show.


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Re: New WEN 56225i First Oil Change 1 Hour [Re: gathermewool] #5397833 04/08/20 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by gathermewool
Originally Posted by Lubener
I think you are going way overboard for a $400 generator with your breakin methods. Having an analysis performed with the breakin oil is a wasted effort IMHO.


It’s all for fun, NOT to be used as a datapoint for wear or how often to change in the future. We all have our own break-in methods and not many really have a lot of data behind them. This is a data point and only FYI only.

Furthermore, do you and CT8 even BITOG, bro!?

We over do BITOG


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Re: New WEN 56225i First Oil Change 1 Hour [Re: CT8] #5397964 04/09/20 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by CT8
Originally Posted by gathermewool
Originally Posted by Lubener
I think you are going way overboard for a $400 generator with your breakin methods. Having an analysis performed with the breakin oil is a wasted effort IMHO.


It’s all for fun, NOT to be used as a datapoint for wear or how often to change in the future. We all have our own break-in methods and not many really have a lot of data behind them. This is a data point and only FYI only.

Furthermore, do you and CT8 even BITOG, bro!?

We over do BITOG


We???


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Re: New WEN 56225i First Oil Change 1 Hour [Re: gathermewool] #5404284 04/15/20 06:14 PM
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Summary:

Oil capacity: 350mL

1st run(see above): 1:17
—— Run condition: 1500W heater + 2 dehumidifiers

2nd run (not shown): 1:10
—— Run condition: same as 1st run
—— ~1/5 material on magnetic drain plug as 1st run
—— Used RT5 ~1/2 as opaque

3rd run: 1:03 (3:30 total run time from new)
—— Run condition: only 1500W heater
—— Very little ferrous material on drain plug
—— Used RT5 dark amber (see below)

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What you see in the clear dish are stains on the desk below; the oil is clear and there was no visible sediment.

Final (4th) Oil Fill: RT6 5W-40, changes at OM recommended intervals.


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