Originally Posted by Boxite
The reason the truck from the 1970's burned it's valves on propane likely was due to the alloys used for valves in that era. Those engines were designed primarily to run on leaded gasoline. It wasn't until 1974 that unleaded gasoline became commonplace, and yet most folks still burned leaded fuel because it was cheaper. The TEL (lead) left a residue on the valve seats which cushioned the seat. Using unleaded fuel on lead-fuel engines that did not have the hardened seats necessary for unleaded fuel damaged them.
ning of the chemists at DuPont was kept very secret for decades...
Thanks Boxite and all of you for a very enlightening and comforting responses that propane is the way to go. So one Honda EU2000i it is. But yours and others about running it on gasoline for a few hours begs the question about the GenConneX modified unit. From the photos it appears it is propane only since I don't see a gasoline filler cap. So what's up with that? I'd prefer the GenConneX product since it's already done and they offer a three year warranty. But I'm handy so could go the convert-it-myself route. What are your thoughts about which way to go?
I also never saw much about warranty. Won't a convert-it-myself void the Honda factory warranty? That's the main reason I like the GenConneX with it's warranty.
Thanks again for all the excellent responses to help me make the right decision. I can't wait to get my new International on the road and boondocked some place out in West Texas...by the way, do you like my TV? Just kidding, it's a F-350.