Originally Posted by ghaynes755
None of the Honda generators ship with oil. And most times the store where you buy it doesn't tell you this little fact. Start it without oil and lock it up and there is no warranty.
To be fair, mine had warnings all over the place about this fact - in the box, on the generator, and in the manuals. It would have been hard to miss them. Now if the dealer removed them and claimed it was ready to go, then I'd be irritated...
The safest bet is to check the oil level. Should be doing that anyway.