Originally Posted by neil.ervin
Well, I received all my parts back from US Carb today. Fortunately I did have them mount the engine regulator on a spare generator door and it includes a tachometer. There are a lot more pieces than I expected, but I think they sent me ALL the pieces I'll need. The pieces look exactly like in Robert Cross' pictures.
Unfortunately US Carb tech folks don't respond to email or phone questions, so I must ask for help from you folks.
But I do have a few extra questions.
1. booklet says that brand new generator must be run on half load for 90 minutes using GASOLINE, before starting to use propane for the first time.
2. Even when using propane for fuel, the gasoline tank must be at least 25% full with gasoline.
3. There are guidelines for initial adjustment of the regulator load block. I'm worried about resetting the start point since the instructions say 'below 9hp generator'. This is a very small 1000 generator.
4. I have not yet located the propane primer.
Anyone familiar with these restrictions?
If your generator is new it is required that you break it in on petrol.
As far as keeping the tank 25% full, what I plan to do is use a small amount
of fuel stabilizer and run the Gen Periododically just to be sure that if you
ever need to run on gas everything will be working properly.
If your Yamaha has a good sealing cap you shouldn't have to worry about
fumes or leaks. You must to remember to put a fuel shut-off on the gas
supply line to the carb to prevent a vacuum leak into the carb
I think what they recommended on the load block was 2 1/2 turns out from
fully closed. Not even close, you can see in the photo how far out it's turned. Just adjust mixture with the tach to best idle,
then check again under max load. (used my co-pilots hair dryer on high,
watts, low setting was 800w which would be good for your 1000)
Just don't get it dirty like I did, now I've got a Generator test instrument
for the tool bag
Your primer button is located on the back side of the regulator, I've got a
foam R/C car tire insert around mine to help keep the dirt out.
You can see it in this photo. Just slide a finger under it, give the button
a couple quick pushes and your good to go, Keeps others from pushing it
by mistake too.