Originally Posted by Chaplain Kent
What do the rest of you do to keep your generators running at tip top shape?
I found both of the jets in my original carburetor terribly eroded. After attempting to replace the jets I just purchased a new carb (not much more expensive than a carb rebuild kit)...in hindsight, I should have changed the carb to start with instead of trying to rebuild.
I firmly believe that the eroded jets were caused by air being sucked into the line somewhere - caused by a combination of almost 20 year old rubber lines and a LONG suck from the rear mounted gasoline tank to the genny mounted fuel pump.
If you have to pull the generator, it is held in place by 4 bolts through the genny pan to the compartment floor...the back two bolts are difficult to get to, and you have to work by "feel" only - you will need two people to remove these four bolts - one in the genny compartment and one under the chassis.
I ended up using a forklift to get the generator out - there is only a minimum amount of clearance to lift the generator out of the compartment door - I also had to remove the carb, intake manifold, and air cleaner to get the genny out of the door.