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Old 05-14-2007, 07:15 AM   #15
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Rodney,

Look at it this way..................................It's a GREAT EXCUSE to convert your EF2000iS to PROPANE. It's not that difficult, and you surely won't have this problem again.
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Old 05-14-2007, 09:59 AM   #16
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too obvious but....

my Honda EU2000i has a choke... did you turn off the choke after it started up? Of course, that's assuming it has one?

I too think it should just start up. Where did your gas come from, was it fresh? I put Sta-bul in my Honda between use to keep everything from gumming up.

But you are right, this shouldn't be happening to a new unit!
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:18 AM   #17
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Rodney,

Look at it this way..................................It's a GREAT EXCUSE to convert your EF2000iS to PROPANE. It's not that difficult, and you surely won't have this problem again.
Actually it is a tri-fuel, I was just running it on gas out of convenience



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hi rodney...

what % of those 30 hours was running under significant load...

versus just 'battery chargin'?

the spark arrester required cleaning on the eu2000i much sooner when not used just for charging,

now i remove it and wire brush clean every 4-5 months...

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Old 05-14-2007, 03:29 PM   #19
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hi rodney...

what % of those 30 hours was running under significant load...

versus just 'battery chargin'?

the spark arrester required cleaning on the eu2000i much sooner when not used just for charging,

now i remove it and wire brush clean every 4-5 months...

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The majority of the hours have been with the AS pluged in and while using the Harbor Freight grinder.
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Old 05-14-2007, 09:11 PM   #20
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Rodney,
I now have 119 hours on my EF3000iSEB and my spark arrestor is not in bad shape. I do find that the gen does run slightly rich. I have found one sure-fire way to prevent my gen from starting! If I do not close off the gas line between the tank and carb then run it dry, it will not start no matter what you do after you have loaded it onto or off the truck via arched ramps. The solution for my situation is simple, pull the plug, clean it off and stick 'er back in. She starts like a champ. It seems that any tilting of the unit when loading causes an extremely rich condition thereby fouling the plug prior to starting. Maybe that is what is happening to yours in addition to running richer than mine.
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Changed the gas (new can, different vendor), cleaned and re-gapped the pug, cleaned spark arrestor. Fired up albeit with an inital black cloud generated. Happy day.
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Good news. Time to hit the road!
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Indeed. Shake down cruise this weekend.
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I have one of these on order and so haven't seen one yet. However, my understanding is that you can easily adjust the mixture- in fact you are supposed to when switching between fuels, or to compensate for altitude. Could it be you left it adjusted for LP when running on gasoline and that caused the carbon build up?
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Now that I received my generator, I see my last comment was way off. You can only adjust the mixtiure when running on LP or natural gas.

I posted my review in the review section- but her'e what I said:


I just got the tri-fuel conversion of this generator. It's a lttle bigger than I hoped, but will still fit under the dinette table if need be when traveling.

Runs well on gas or LP and is reasonably quiet. It has an overload indicatior light that will flicker when my 11k air conditioner starts. This is normal, but shows me that you really need a generator at least this big to run an air conditioner. We accidently turned on the heat strip and the protection kicked in and shut off the generator's power.

I was surprised to read in the manual that you need to have 1/4 tank of gasoline, even when running on LP. Apparently this is to prevent accidentally getting LP into an emply gas tank with potentially disastrous results.

I put in another gas line off my tanks with a quick coupler that I'll use for the generator and a BBQ.
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Rodney,
After I burned up a Stihl chainsaw which was traced to a clogged fuel line screen, the factory told me to not use any gas older than 30 days and to run the Amoco Silver mid grade 89 octane gas. I haven't had a problem on either of the two Stihls I have had since. I run mid grade gas now in my tiller and my generator but still run the 87 octane in my lawnmower.
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