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  • Yamaha Generator Oils and Running In / Break In

    There is a great, and comprehensive response to this common question at the Yamaha Generator Fan Club here:

    kroman, The temptation is to put a premium synthetic oil in it for the break-in, but you should NOT use a synthetic until the engine is broken in which is AFTER the 1st manufacturer recommended oil change time interval. If you use a Synthetic oil on day-1, it will delay/suspend the moving/rotating/sliding parts microscopic hone-in required for the break-in!

    For regular petroleum oil the newer rated oils, alphabetically beyond "SH" (as in SJ, SL, SM) had friction modifier (AKA "reduction") ingredients progressively removed from the ingredients because they were found to coat-n-clog the catalyst medium, damaging it's function. That's the main reason to use the Yamalube recommended for power equipment. You can get SH rated oils in straight weight, like 30HD (HighDetergent) in auto parts and HomeDepot type stores and sometimes multigrade (10W-40) in MotorCycle oils for bikes without a catalytic converter (Harley).

    To fill my EF2000iS or EF1000iS I use a funnel with the Genny tipped away from me by way of a length of 2 x 4 stud for a 2" rise under the open side rubber feet. Then slowly add an amount of oil LESS THAN the specified amount so I can remove the empty funnel with a paper towel underneath to quickly transport it to the oil bottle's opening, then remove the wood piece and see how high the oil level advances up the threaded hole. From there, add the board and fill small amounts, removing the funnel-n-board for level rechecking each time. It takes longer than pouring and making a mess, but cleaning up that mess that goes in-n-under the motor outta' sight takes a lot longer and leaves behind a dust attractor and a "hot oil smell" when you open it up to drain the carb floatbowl. The funnel/board/papertowel trick doesn't spill a single drop, but you must be patient and use good judgement.

     

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  • Choosing the Right Sized Portable Fridge

    If you're in the market for a new portable fridge, trying to decide on which size you need can be a real hassle. Portable fridges come in a huge range of sizes, and each size is better suited to a different purpose, but which one is right for you? To answer this question, we've put together this handy guide to help you figure out which sized portable fridge is going to suit your needs best.

    MD14F25L & Under

    25L or smaller fridges are primarily built as highly mobile coolers – good for keeping small amounts of food or drinks cold. They’re well suited for taking to picnics and parties, or to store the daily needs of a single person.

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    MT35FP (MT35F-G4P)35L

    The 35L size range tend to be built as proper, chest style portable fridges. These are great for a week’s camping by a single person, or for a couple over a weekend.

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    MT45FP (MT45F-G4P)40L

    The bulk of portable fridges are made up of the 40L size, and are often referred to as a ‘standard’ portable fridge, given their popularity. The 40L size range is perfect for a couple or family of 3 over a long weekend away.

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    50L

    50L models are well suited to couples looking to make a week-long trip, with enough space to suit a family of 4 over a long weekend.

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    MT60FP (MT60F-G4P)60 – 65L

    A family of 4 or 5 looking to stay for longer than a long weekend will want to look at a 60 or 65L option as a minimum. This size range is also good for using at something like the local kids soccer game to store drinks and snacks for the team.

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    MT80FP (MT80F-G4P)80L+

    If you’re taking the family or a group of friends away for a long stint of a week or more, or if you’ve got a couple of families heading out for a weekend, an 80L size or larger is worth looking at. They are also a good entry size for businesses that need to transport cold or frozen products around in a vehicle.

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    For more information on the available sizes and specs for each model, check out the manufacturer websites:

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  • Engel Legacy Collector's Edition Pre-Order Available

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    We now have Engel's brand new Legacy Collector's Edition 40L & 60L Fridges available for Pre-Order! These are a Limited Edition unit due out in mid-March in limited quantities, so be sure to get your orders in quick as we are expecting these to disappear fast!

  • EvaKool Remove Warranty Servicing Requirements

    EvaKool have recently removed the servicing requirements on their 5 Year warranty that applied to many of their popular models, such as the RF Fibreglass series.

    Here's the official statement from EvaKool:

    "We also advise that with effect 1 February 2015 we are withdrawing the requirement for the aforementioned fridges to be serviced, after the initial 2 years of ownership, in order to maintain the warranty.

    In other words there is now no restriction on our market leading 5 warranty.

    Notwithstanding the above we strongly recommend that a portable fridge is regularly serviced, say every 12 to 24 months depending on the nature of its use .This will ensure the fridge maintains peak performance and reliability."

  • Christmas Closure Dates

    Our office will be closed during the Christmas season from Dec 22 - Jan 2. Please note that no orders will be able to be shipped during this time. For the best chance of receiving your order before Christmas, please ensure you place your order no later than Dec 12.

  • Engel Christmas Gift Pack

    Spoil someone special with a little something extra this Christmas. FREE $100 Engel Christmas Gift Pack with every Engel fridge sold before December 24th. Only while stocks last! Click here to view our current Engel specials.

  • Engel Smart Battery Box Sale

    Need a portable power solution? You can't go past Engel's Smart Battery Box, now with a free Anderson cable. On sale for a limited time at $398, so be quick!

  • Yamaha EF2000iS Generator

    Yamaha's EF2000iS Silent Portable Generator. Now only $1519 for a limited time. Grab yours while stocks last.

  • G20 Summit Shipping Delays

    Please note that our warehouse will be closed on Friday 14th November for the G20 Summit. No freight will be able to be shipped out on that day, and we have been advised that freight delays will be likely when shipping orders around that date. Please be aware that longer than normal shipping times may apply when placing your order during this time. For more information on the G20 Summit, please visit https://www.g20.org/.

  • Vacuum Food Sealer

    New in stock: Vacuum Food Sealer & Bags - the perfect companion to your portable fridge for those long trips away. Vacuum Seal your food to store neatly in your Engel MT45FP,  Waeco CFX, or any portable fridge! Once you've used one, you won't go without ever again!

    Limited units in stock. Order yours today!

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