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Old 03-15-2007, 10:18 PM   #21
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I want to add something about TAKING DIESEL from a new Ford. YOU can't syphon from new vehilces. WELL...not unless you want to take a sawsall to it. AND...there are two kinds of generators. HONDA and SOB. My son works for a city pulbic works/parks department in a big city. They have many..I repeat many generators for park events to emergency. HE told me.....The Hondas are so far supperior to ANYTHING ELSE...AND THEY CAN GET ANYTHING ESLE. ..AND HAVE EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMMAGINE. That the Hondas run all the time ..the rest of them set unless they Have to use them.
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:23 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by tpi
Riding on Salad Oil - lo speed hi fun -

The Yanmar clones are also popular hobbyist engines. Here's one installed in a street motorcyle. Good pics of the engine on this page.
LOL..someone with too much time on their hands.
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:44 AM   #23
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Kipor has license from Honda to make entry-level power equipment for their home Chinese market and exports some to europe. My best guess is the Kipor diesel is a variant of a Honda motor - less some of the hidden refinements that goes into a Honda - I own the Kipor 2600w suitcase and gave my parents the Kipor 3000w electric start inverter model and have zero complaints with their silenced units - but haven't depended on them for weeks on end like one would expect with a Honda...

There is the Northen Tools outlet store 30 minutes from me that used to have ALOT of Yanmar generators being re-sold there; when folks bought the cheapest models they found the exhaust muffling on them similar to large-bore shotgun reports; think hearing damage loud.
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Old 05-07-2020, 09:41 PM   #24
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Hey what do you all think about this Dometic 2.5 kw diesel gen? It's 170 lbs and is supposed to be quiet. I currently have a 2.5 kw LP gen and I'm trying to run everything on biodiesel.
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Old 05-08-2020, 07:43 AM   #25
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Wow! Resurrecting a 13 year-old topic is perhaps a record. Did look at your link and the generator is 230V which complicates things considerably.

I would think itís doable but will be expensive, aromatic and possibly pretty loud. A nice 3500 watt dual fuel gen set would be loads cheaper and simpler and you will need to carry propane anyway unless you plan to cook over diesel...
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I am coming closer to buying a gas truck to go with my Honda generator.
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Old 05-11-2020, 05:39 AM   #27
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Generator to Solar

Since this thread started the solar revolution has hit.
We have 3 generators and 2 solar set-ups on 2 trailers.
Depending upon usage frequency and need KW, watts, amps or volts, eliminate solar first.

Traveling costs more with greater mass.
Keep it light and simple.

My Harbor Freight generator just died after 6.5 years, @$500 it was a good deal.
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