Briggs and Stratton Motor on 3750W Husky generator

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Old 07-11-11, 02:51 PM
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Briggs and Stratton Motor on 3750W Husky generator

Hi all-

I recently purchased a new generator which has a Briggs and Stratton OHV 4 stroke engine on it.

I bought this for emergency use only. I hope I never even have to run it. Anyway, I assembled it, and it will be sitting in a climate controlled basement (65F to 70F, little to no humidity). I have not even put gas or oil in it or even started it once as I figure once I do that, I have to start worrying about stale gas, oil, and storing the motor for long periods.

I read on this forum and others that gas goes stale and engines need to be run relatively often or you need to take steps to store them properly. However, in my situation, this engine will never see gas or oil until I run it for the first time. So in this situation, what should I do? Is it OK to have this motor sitting factory fresh in a climate controlled storage area indefinitely with no oil or gas? What steps should I take to ensure that this machine will be ready to go when needed?

thanks for you advice.
 
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Old 07-11-11, 06:18 PM
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Forget it, guys. Looks like I'm going to have to fire it up after all! I'd delete the thread, but it won't let me.
 
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