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Old 06-10-2020, 12:37 PM   #1
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Propane conversion for genny

Anybody have experience/recommendations for a propane conversion kit for a Yamaha EF 2000i Sv2 generator? I'm handy with tools so I can do the install myself but I'm not sure which company makes the best conversion kit. Besides the conversion kit will I need anything else? Thanks for your recommendations and insights.
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Old 06-10-2020, 12:44 PM   #2
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I had converted my Yamaha with their kit: https://www.motorsnorkel.com/. Worked fine, easy to do, simple tools.

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Old 06-10-2020, 03:17 PM   #3
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Thanks Larry. Looks like a fairly simple job using their kit. Question: Where/how did you mount the regulator that comes with the kit? Do you run off a separate propane tank or use the onboard tanks?

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I converted with USCarb dual fuel before the snorkel but the regulator mounting could be the same.
I got a spare front panel from Honda, ($25?13yrs ago), and mounted the reg on the original. That way I can store it in the 24gal ActionPacker and keep the lines and regulator panel stored in a separate bag. I like the US conversion also because it has a mixture block so you can adjust for altitude w/o re-jetting.👍

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Old 06-11-2020, 09:21 AM   #5
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I installed the Motorsnorkel a few weeks ago for my Yamaha 2400 generator. The installation process was relatively easy and the instructions were very straightforward. I installed the Easy-Start in one of my air conditioners and it works beautifully with the Yamaha 2400.

We've used it a few nights boondocking and are happy with the result.

If your generator is not new, make sure that your valves are adjusted and that your spark plug is gapped properly (per instructions). I use a standard BBQ size propane bottle but I understand you can feed directly from your Airstream propane tanks.

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Bob, thank you for your response. And the photos will help me immensely with this project; they are excellent!

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I installed the Motorsnorkel a few weeks ago for my Yamaha 2400 generator. The installation process was relatively easy and the instructions were very straightforward. I installed the Easy-Start in one of my air conditioners and it works beautifully with the Yamaha 2400.

We've used it a few nights boondocking and are happy with the result.

If your generator is not new, make sure that your valves are adjusted and that your spark plug is gapped properly (per instructions). I use a standard BBQ size propane bottle but I understand you can feed directly from your Airstream propane tanks.

Good luck!
Jim, thanks for the recommendations and the photo of how you mounted the high pressure regulator. Helps me a lot (visual learner)

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My Yamaha 2400 is about 10 years old. After I had it set up, I couldn't get it to run unless I held the primer open on the regulator. US Carb, the maker of the motor snorkel worked with me but we couldn't find a solution. Finally, I had a small engine mechanic look at it. He found that one of the studs that holds the valve lifter was loose. He fixed the problem, and the engine started on the second pull. Love it.
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Ditto US Carb and Snorkel. I am on my second genny with their conversion. Everything is straight forward as stated. The tech help is great. I run my genny off a tee on the low-pressure side of the regulator. If you are going to run household appliances with the genny, I would recommend a Marshal MERC HD regulator. It has much more capacity than the OEM regulator and costs very little more.
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