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Old 06-27-2010, 07:15 PM   #1
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New Yamaha won't start-Oil

So finally got a Yamaha 2400is. Was putting in the oil when I noticed that oil was coming out the other side. I turned it on it's side to fill and was using a funnel to fill it checking very carefully to make sure to not overfill. Was putting in a second quart when I noticed a very large spot of oil and growing on the concrete. It was coming out the backside. Immediately righted her and began wipint it down. Oil continued to drip out the bottom. When I turned it right side up was able to drain out extra oil in the can. Then began the cleanup, took side panels off and have done a pretty good job cleaning out all traces of the oil in bottom and components look good and dry but she won't start. Any clues here?
Been cranking for a while.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:28 PM   #2
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It doesn't want to be on it's side to fill the oil... not to mention, the dipstick/cap won't read the oil level properly...
You say SECOND quart?
I'm pretty sure the 2400 doesn't take even one full quart.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:31 PM   #3
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Try starting it with the low oil sensor disconnected, if it fires. Shut it down quick and reconnect the sensor and try again, if no start the sensor is bad. I also have to do this with my Hondas in cold weather.

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Old 06-27-2010, 07:39 PM   #4
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Well you said you put oil in it but how about gas?
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:24 PM   #5
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Was putting in a second quart when I noticed a very large spot of oil and growing on the concrete.
Second quart? My Yamaha 3000 takes less than one quart. Are you sure you put in the correct amount of oil?

I'd verify a perfect oil level, then if it doesn't start pull out the spark plug and check it. Perhaps the cylinder flooded with oil.
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Funny thing I was being very careful when filling to make sure I didn't spill any. Yes put about 3/4 a tank of gas. Cleaned out air filter, it was oily, took out spark plug and it was dry clean, looked into the cylinder with a flashlight looked dry. How do I disconnect the oil sensor? Haven't heard it fire yet or try to start.
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Hi, did you turn the gas valve on? Did you choke it? Did you turn the ignition switch on?
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:25 AM   #8
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Ok it started after about an hour and a half of just sitting. Probably the remaining oil had to dry out in the hot humid air. Had no problem running the 13.5 AC unit on full and with lights on. Yeah!
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I'm looking at a Yamaha 2400is and wondered how much it would run at once. I've got 11000 btu ac so I should be able to do the same. I like the idea of one generator vrs 2 and the weight is amazing! Keep is posted on how you like it.
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That's what I was thinking, why 2 when one will do. It had no problem running my 13.5 Carrier V at high cool and lights on in the trailer. Paid $1275 for it from PPL here in Houston. Spending 5 days in Yellowstone with no power at site so it will be a good breaking in to recharge battery.
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Funny thing I was being very careful when filling to make sure I didn't spill any. Yes put about 3/4 a tank of gas. Cleaned out air filter, it was oily, took out spark plug and it was dry clean, looked into the cylinder with a flashlight looked dry. How do I disconnect the oil sensor? Haven't heard it fire yet or try to start.
Did you get an operation manual with it?
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Yes, or the instruction manual, lots of icons stketches you have to interpret. REad it through 2 x before moving on to the oil gas phase. guess my turining it on its side to fil the ol wasn't a good thing
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Filling to the designated oil level is a pain. You have to keep putting a small amount in until you reach the full point.
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Wingfoot and the other "too much oil" have your answer. You must fill only to the fill line on the dipstick - I am traveling so don't have my manual, but the total is much less than a single quart, iirc.

Dump all the oil and begin again. Read the manual - it will give you the oil capacity (and the correct oil viscosity, which I think is 5w15 - but read the manual).

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