B&S Generator Summer Storage Questions
I purchased a new Briggs & Stratton 5.75kW portable last November. We had one short power outage shortly thereafter and in addition, I ran it under load for approximately 10 minutes each month through March. Each time its been run, I've shut it down by running the carburetor dry (per the manual). I've secured it for the summer by draining all of the E15 fuel out of the tank, but have the following questions:
1. There are 2.7 hours on the clock. Should I change the oil? The manual says change it after 5 hours of operation.
2. Should I leave the fuel tank cover cracked or open?
3. Is it advisable to use synthetic oil in an engine like this that runs so infrequently?