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Old 09-17-2011, 10:38 AM   #15
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Duh, check out this video re. how to run the gas out of the carb for storage. I should've thought of this as I was just looking at the wiring diagrams last night!


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Old 09-17-2011, 04:06 PM   #16
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Dznf0g,

We always ran the carburetor dry in the outboard on our boat; but that was easy -- just disconnect the fuel line from the remote tank. I have been hunting for hardware to insert a shutoff in the fuel line on our Hondas, and this is a much easier fix.

Great job surfing the Internet, and thanks for sharing!

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An after-thought: I suspect that Honda has the generator shut down immediately for safety reasons. Assuming one is attempting to stop the generator because someone is being electrocuted, your RV is shorting out and has an electrical fire, someone's hair or clothing has somehow gotten entangled in the generator's moving parts, or the Honda itself is on fire -- any persons that may use the generator should be told that this wire has been disconnected, so they will know to pull the AC power plug(s).

Also, I am now looking for a kill-switch to wire inline with that connector, so that the ignition can be shut down separately.
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Dznf0g,

We always ran the carburetor dry in the outboard on our boat; but that was easy -- just disconnect the fuel line from the remote tank. I have been hunting for hardware to insert a shutoff in the fuel line on our Hondas, and this is a much easier fix.

Great job surfing the Internet, and thanks for sharing!

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An after-thought: I suspect that Honda has the generator shut down immediately for safety reasons. Assuming one is attempting to stop the generator because someone is being electrocuted, your RV is shorting out and has an electrical fire, someone's hair or clothing has somehow gotten entangled in the generator's moving parts, or the Honda itself is on fire -- any persons that may use the generator should be told that this wire has been disconnected, so they will know to pull the AC power plug(s).

Also, I am now looking for a kill-switch to wire inline with that connector, so that the ignition can be shut down separately.
I think the idea is to just disconnect it while running the carb dry, then plug it back in for normal use for your next trip.

It would be easy enough to add a switch inline. Get a OEM male and female connector and run it to the outside of the case.

I will only unplug and run the carb dry when not using for more than 30 days, so pulling the cover and disconnecting the connector, running gas out, and reconnecting is fine for me.
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BTW, I tried this today and it works fine, but there is still about 1 ml of fuel left in the bowl. I still believe the drain should be opened. However, instead of getting out a pan and then trying to figure out what to do with several ounces of gas, this small amount can just be absorbed int a paper towel and you're done.

Also with this method, you pretty much purge the line from the cutoff switch through the pump and the fuel line to the carb.
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Cool. Always nice to find out something new about the care and feeding of the generators. If I am going to store for more than 30 days I siphon the gas out of the gas tank as best I can (but it's never 100% empty doing this), then start the generator up until it runs out of gas...it usually takes a couple of minutes... that way I know both the gas tank and the carburetor are completely empty.
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