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Old 04-05-2003, 12:07 PM   #1
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Unhappy Honda 2000 smoking on start up

I cranked up my 2000 yesterday and it belched blue smoke for a couple of seconds on start up. Tried it again this morning and again got some blue smoke. If it was a car engine I would think it had bad valve guides that was letting oil seep by. I took extra care to try to break it in easy for several hours before using it under a load. Ran it for long peroids of time last week when boondocking for 4 days. Anyone else noticing this with their unit?
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Old 04-05-2003, 12:25 PM   #2
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Agree with the valve stem seals. Did the unit get tipped over on its side where the oil could seep into the cylinders past the rings?
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Old 04-05-2003, 01:34 PM   #3
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No, it has been sitting in the garage for 5 days.
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Is it a horizontal cylinder?

They are pretty prone to that no matter who the manufacture is. After being run all the oil that has been splashed around on the inside will run down the walls. Some will also be on the bottom side of the piston and again it will seek low ground. It will puddle in the cylinder bore and some will work it's way around the rings. My B&S engine on my lawn tractor does this and always has. My moms 15 year old Honda mower has done it as long as I can remember.

Simple test would be to set it at an angle so the cylinder is pointed up a few degrees. That way any oil that was running down the inside tends to make it's way back into the sump. Try it again in the morning. I doubt it's anything to worry about as long as it only does it for a couple seconds and runs clean after that.
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