BOB'S GENERATOR finally showed up at 5:30PM – he told me he would be here by mid morning – I called twice during the day - once at 1:00PM and the second time at 3:00PM – both times he said he would be here ‘shortly’. NOT a happy camper about that as I had to stay around the rig for the whole day. But as they are the only ‘mobile’ generator service in the area – well that means ‘they’ get to call the shots.
When he finally did arrive he spent only a few minutes here (no charge thankfully !!) and said it was likely a leak from the oil filter (which is located under the generator) – while Jamie & I felt fairly certain that the oil spill was coming from the top of the generator. He told me to replace the oil filter (Jamie said he could do that himself) clean everything with carb cleaner and that should solve the problem.
Today that’s what ‘we’ did….
SEE I did say “we” – I had the pleasure of putting the new oil in – a LOT of it got spilled everywhere !! Damn that’s a messy job.
Then I proceeded to spray everywhere with this carb cleaner stuff.
Later in the day I wiped up most of the excess. Tomorrow I’m going to give it a better cleaning and then run the generator for an hour or so.
“We’ll” keep an eye on it to see if oil is still leaking.
Will post another update after that is done.
BUT the morale of this story is – it is very important to keep mechanics in a job so therefore from here on in THEY can have the pleasure of doing this !!