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PowerCare Maintenance Procedures

Cummins Power Generation can provide these common maintenance procedures as part of your planned maintenance program.

Please note that this list is for example purposes only and is not all–inclusive. Your plan can be customized to meet your maintenance needs.

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Scheduled Checks:

Cooling system

  • Radiator air restriction, hoses, connections, fluid concentration, belts and louver operation

Air intake system

  • Check for leaks, holes and loose connections

Fuel system

  • Fuel levels and pump

Exhaust system

  • Check for leaks, restrictions and flush condensation cap

Electrical system

  • Review meters and battery fluid
  • Recharge if needed
  • Annual, semi-annual and quarterly checks

Annual, semi-annual and quarterly checks

Maintenance (annual)

  • Change oil, filters

Engine not running, check:

  • Electrical
  • Oil and coolant levels
  • Leaks, holes and connections

Battery and charger (semi-annual)

  • Load, acid and specific gravity
  • Corrosion cleaned
  • Charger output (adjust if necessary)

Fuel system

  • Leaks, water, sediment checks
  • Day tank – float switch pump
  • Governor linkage

Coolant system (check only)

  • Antifreeze, radiator and cap
  • Leaks, hoses, belts and tension

Intake and exhaust (check only)

  • Air cleaner, turbocharger, muffler and traps
  • Leaks
  • Breather, flex pipe, rain cap


  • Diodes, end bearing, brushes and folder
  • A.C. wiring, exciter stator, overspeed switch
  • Breakers


  • Voltage regulator, wiring relays, monitors and bulbs

Transfer switch

  • Time delays, exerciser clocks (adjust or reset as necessary)
  • Clean cabinet

Engine running

  • Record A.C. output
  • Frequency
  • Amps under load
  • Instruct owner

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