thorsness wrote: »
Thanks for all the good advice about my Honda EU2000. Backing off the vent from the ON position about half an inch did the trick. I also added a bit of Marvel Mystery Oil to the gas. Next, I'll clean the spark arrestor. Sounds like "Seafoam" is good for that job. We are now getting enough sun that the PV cell will start charging the batteries just fine, if the volcano doesn't blot out the sun. If that happens, I guess we'll go geothermal.
Blackcherry04 wrote: »
Life and Death of a Honda EU 2000
Bought Feb 2011
First used May 2011
First 10 hours 10w30 dino break in oil, never pulled more that 10 amps.
Changed to Mobile 1
After oil change, heard a piston slap, rattle sounds.
At 20 hrs surging and smoking from blowby and oil being sucked into the air box.
It's off to Honda today to see how good their warranty is. As it is now it would make a good fog machine.
cecil parker wrote: »
Sorry for the butt in but I too have an EU2000i that only runs smoothe when the choke is closed half way. I've taken it to the dealer where it was purchased but they are in the dark also. how can I fix this surgeing problem?
I guess I'm not sorry for interrupting. there isnt anyone there. figures! if you ever return, My EU 2000i surges with a light load or no load. it too will run smoothe with the choke closed half way. and I would like to fix this problem if possible. I've cleaned the screen. the Tank the carb. blew out the lines and replaced the plug and air filter.changed the oil and kicked the heck out of it but it still surges.
westbranch wrote: »
Blackcherry04, did the unit not come 'pre-lubricated' from the dealer (dealer prep)? Our local Honda dealer does this to all units he sell, gens, quads, M/c's, boat motors, weed whackers, etc... safer for him, as no OOPPS I forgot to fill the oil etc...
oglethorp wrote: »
Just had a deal with my EU2000 recently. Ran fine, shut it off,, went to start it a few days later,, no compression..
Couldn t figure it out,, took it to a Honda dealer, 2 hundred and change later It was carbon build up that stuck the exhaust valve.
THEY say that they have very many issues with carbon building up due to the ethenal in the gas. So I will start using a additive that should prevent carbon buildup.
Plus I ll run it at full throttle before shutting it down for a couple on mins
techntrek wrote: »
.... It says you can run it in the oil all the time but I'm not comfortable with that - I would rather wait until near the end of the change cycle so the gunk that gets worked loose is removed fairly quickly.