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dpdash 10-12-2016 07:59 AM

Honda 2000 generator
 
Having the carbs redone by a local guy as it was running rough, need to replace the air filter, what other normal maintenance besides oil change is needed? Unit is 10 yrs old. Been so long I forgot what it needs

MARSH TACKY 10-12-2016 08:03 AM


Originally Posted by dpdash (Post 9562393)
Having the carbs redone by a local guy as it was running rough, need to replace the air filter, what other normal maintenance besides oil change is needed? Unit is 10 yrs old. Been so long I forgot what it needs


Replace spark plug and check fuel hose for any dry rot

:thumbsup:

mkivbren 10-12-2016 08:04 AM

I need to rebuild the carb on mine too. Oil fuel and air, you should be good.

Tony Trak 10-12-2016 08:06 AM

No ethanol gas!

jeffnick 10-12-2016 08:18 AM

Mine gets Pri-G.
https://www.amazon.com/PRI-G-Fuel-St.../dp/B0000AXY97

RA1120 10-12-2016 08:38 AM

No matter what you add to it, if you run ethanol gas it will clog up a small carburetor! Ethanol gas leaves a fine white residue that plugs tiny jets. I have cleaned many of these Honda 1000, 2000 carburetors. You need tiny drill bits to clean these carbs after they have had ethanol run thru them. Do yourself a favor and run non ethanol gas.

PINER_WAHOO 10-12-2016 09:51 AM

a new carb is only about $50 on ebay w/gaskets. replace it, the air cleaner, change oil, pull cord.

Door#3 10-12-2016 10:00 AM

Mine is 7 or 8 years old. Have run nothing but ethanol fuel in it. I do change out the fuel and run fresh through it if I haven't used it in a while. Plug and oil is all I have done...

nevermind... 10-12-2016 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by PINER_WAHOO (Post 9562827)
a new carb is only about $50 on ebay w/gaskets. replace it, the air cleaner, change oil, pull cord.

This, FTW!!! :grin::grin::grin:

Prospective 10-12-2016 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by Door#3 (Post 9562854)
Mine is 7 or 8 years old. Have run nothing but ethanol fuel in it. I do change out the fuel and run fresh through it if I haven't used it in a while. Plug and oil is all I have done...

Ditto.. and for some of us, unless we want to go track down Av Gas, ethanol fuel is the only option. Honestly, I treat my H2000 like shit and it starts every time...

jeffnick 10-12-2016 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by RA1120 (Post 9562567)
No matter what you add to it, if you run ethanol gas it will clog up a small carburetor! Ethanol gas leaves a fine white residue that plugs tiny jets. I have cleaned many of these Honda 1000, 2000 carburetors. You need tiny drill bits to clean these carbs after they have had ethanol run thru them. Do yourself a favor and run non ethanol gas.

If you're going to do it yourself and don't have the exact size drill bit, you can use a strand of copper wire to poke into the small jets and run in and out. This copper strand won't oversize the orifices like might happen with a drill bit.

Bob1957 10-12-2016 11:17 AM

Fuel stabilizer at all times.
Bought new in 1997, zero problems, used and abused. The only
nice thing it gets is fuel stabilizer.

ladyjane 10-12-2016 11:22 AM

The 2000 has a fuel drain on the carb I drain mine every time just running it out of fuel does not get it all

chuck34 10-12-2016 11:26 AM

I don't have a Honda, but I do have a Generac I had problems with. My service guy told me that ethanol was the problem. Since I rarely have to use it, I fire it up once a month for 10 minutes or so just to give it some exercise. Service guy said instead of just turning it off, turn off the fuel to run the carburetor dry. That would eliminate the issues caused by ethanol.

T Hard11 10-12-2016 02:27 PM

Like my Yamaha with the fuel cutoff I use this so it will run carb dry everytime I use it.

twentynine 10-13-2016 02:44 AM

I have always used ethanol fuel in my generators, for maybe 10 years now. Not one problem starting and running. Stabil is added to the tank with every fill up.


I believe what is most important when considering your generators is test running for 15-30 minutes per month every month. On the 1st of every month I run mine (all 3) for about 15 minutes. If problems occur it gives you a chance to repair or correct them before the generator is needed in an emergency. It's foolish to have a generator stored in your shed for 5 years and believe that after 5 years of sitting its going to start and run without issues.

liveaboard74 10-13-2016 03:22 AM


Originally Posted by RA1120 (Post 9562567)
No matter what you add to it, if you run ethanol gas it will clog up a small carburetor! Ethanol gas leaves a fine white residue that plugs tiny jets. I have cleaned many of these Honda 1000, 2000 carburetors. You need tiny drill bits to clean these carbs after they have had ethanol run thru them. Do yourself a favor and run non ethanol gas.

Bingo...............

And crank the things up about once a month. Tie a ribbon around your finger, stick it on the calendar or remind the wife/gf to remind you so you 'll have someone to get mad at when it don't work.........:rofl:

Weekend-Hooker 10-13-2016 05:49 AM

Pull the cover and take the electrical kill wire off the shut off switch, it has a fuel shut off...let it run untill it's ran out of fuel instead of the kill switch..it empties the fuel out...

ole_blue 10-13-2016 06:44 AM

Just pull the bowl and pull the jet. Get a torch tip cleaner and run it in the jet. Takes about as long to drink 2 beers. If that doesn't then buy a new carb. I always run small engines out of gas when storing.

99yam40 10-13-2016 07:06 AM

running the motor until it dies does not remove all of the gas from the bowl ,lines, and tank, just most of it. what is left dries up and leaves residue.
they put drains on some carb bowls for a reason. if they do not have one then drop the bowl to get it all out.

Best thing to do is keep treated fuel in them and run often so the fuel does not have a chance to evaporate and leave residue


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