Honda Genny Warning....

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  1. Larrynwin

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    I bought a new Honda Eu10i genny two years ago and other than an occasional start up its been in my garage and never used in anger.
    I tried it recently , filled with fresh petrol and under load it wouldnt run properly.
    I took it into local agents thinking that under 5 year warranty it would be sorted.
    Not so, because I had not had it serviced, even though it had not been used , I had to pay £59.40 for it to be corrected, apparently blocked jet in carb.
    I paid a premium price for a so called premium product, but now wish I had bought a KIPPOR :eek:

    The moral , even if you dont use it pay an agent to service it anyway :groan:
     
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    Would have been better to have a LPG conversion Larry ... mine will start how ever long it is left.
     
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  3. ivorantony

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    It's a common problem unfortunately, as fuel has a 10% ethanol content the lack of use causes the fuel to evaporate leaving behind a varnish like substance from the ethanol, this will promptly block the main jet in the carb,
    But it's a simple job to clean out the bowl and jet or if you cannot be bothered then you need to run the engine until it runs out of fuel,
     
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  4. Larrynwin

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    Unfortunately there is no separate petrol tap so the only way is to tip the thing upside down to drain the tank , then run it dry .
    I have a couple of B&S powered gennies which I use for non motorhome purposes and even with old petrol they always start first pull and dont miss a beat.
     
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    Always pays to start it once a month should stop your problem.
     
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    Ah, but how much to service it for 5 yrs?
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    hya Briggs Stratton do an additive..called Fuel fit which stops petrol going stale i have used it for years ...find engines start after years of laying idle
     
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  8. Larrynwin

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    I have started it regularly but perhaps should have turned it upside down and drained and ran till empty.
     
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    Just annoying that a warranty is not worth the paper .........
     
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    thanks for this, probably why mine wont start(y)(y)
     
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    A small amount of 2T oil serves the same purpose.
     
  12. Larrynwin

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    Mine still takes a few pulls and yet my B&S start first pull, i think Honda overrated .:rolleyes:
     
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    Most warranties are invalidated by a lack of servicing!
     
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    I understand that , but servicing a new un used genny seemed a waste, change new oil for new oil :rolleyes:
     
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    Isn't that £59.40 cheaper than 5 years of servicing?

    Edit: 2 years. Even so, still may be cheaper.
     
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    Standard fault, gummed up petrol problem.
     
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    Must buy petrol with no gum :wink:

    With my B&S gennies I turn off petrol and run dry, no separate tap on Honda :rolleyes:
     
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    Not possible, I spoke to the service guy of the genny I bought, he said every late spring he makes a killing cleaning carb jets.
     
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    Is yours a Honda Brian
     
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    No. Can't rembeber the name, but the one Machine Mart sell.
     
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