Yeah, I have a perkins also & really like it. I got 1200 hrs on mine, haven't had a lick of trouble.

The owners manual says to have it inspected at 1000 hrs. just as a general check up I think. Just didn't know if its that inportant. I might have it done sometime, but the welder mechanic said we would have to pull the machine off my truck, because of insurance/safety reasons. So I'll have to find the time for that.

I've been getting about 30-35 hours a week. Last week we put in some 8'' poly pipe. I had to built some supports & Brackets/braces. Got some piping work to do at a station this week.

PS:When adding oil does it take your oil for ever to go down into the fill neck?