Notices

Honda 2000 generator

Old 10-12-2016, 07:59 AM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: pompano beach, florida
Posts: 4,639
Default 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
dpdash is offline  
Old 10-12-2016, 08:03 AM
  #2  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Murrells Inlet, SC
Posts: 1,115
Default

Originally Posted by dpdash View Post
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

MARSH TACKY is offline  
Old 10-12-2016, 08:04 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 296
Default

I need to rebuild the carb on mine too. Oil fuel and air, you should be good.
mkivbren is offline  
Old 10-12-2016, 08:06 AM
  #4  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 428
Default

No ethanol gas!
Tony Trak is offline  
Old 10-12-2016, 08:18 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 2,234
Default

Mine gets Pri-G.
https://www.amazon.com/PRI-G-Fuel-St.../dp/B0000AXY97
jeffnick is online now  
Old 10-12-2016, 08:38 AM
  #6  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Biloxi Ms
Posts: 314
Default

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.
RA1120 is offline  
Old 10-12-2016, 09:51 AM
  #7  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3,351
Default

a new carb is only about $50 on ebay w/gaskets. replace it, the air cleaner, change oil, pull cord.
PINER_WAHOO is online now  
Old 10-12-2016, 10:00 AM
  #8  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Manchester, NH USA
Posts: 3,532
Default

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...
Door#3 is offline  
Old 10-12-2016, 10:03 AM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Over Yonder
Posts: 895
Default

Originally Posted by PINER_WAHOO View Post
a new carb is only about $50 on ebay w/gaskets. replace it, the air cleaner, change oil, pull cord.
This, FTW!!!
nevermind... is offline  
Old 10-12-2016, 10:16 AM
  #10  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 1,166
Default

Originally Posted by Door#3 View Post
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...
Prospective is offline  
Old 10-12-2016, 10:49 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 2,234
Default

Originally Posted by RA1120 View Post
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.
jeffnick is online now  
Old 10-12-2016, 11:17 AM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Alaska
Posts: 463
Default

Fuel stabilizer at all times.
Bought new in 1997, zero problems, used and abused. The only
nice thing it gets is fuel stabilizer.
Bob1957 is offline  
Old 10-12-2016, 11:22 AM
  #13  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
ladyjane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: lake champlain vermont
Posts: 30,178
Default

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
ladyjane is offline  
Old 10-12-2016, 11:26 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 2,841
Default

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.
chuck34 is online now  
Old 10-12-2016, 02:27 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 338
Default

Like my Yamaha with the fuel cutoff I use this so it will run carb dry everytime I use it.
T Hard11 is offline  
Old 10-13-2016, 02:44 AM
  #16  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: S. Galvez, Louisiana. Ame
Posts: 7,448
Default

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.
twentynine is offline  
Old 10-13-2016, 03:22 AM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Elizabeth City NC
Posts: 9,490
Default

Originally Posted by RA1120 View Post
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.........

Last edited by liveaboard74; 10-13-2016 at 03:49 AM.
liveaboard74 is offline  
Old 10-13-2016, 05:49 AM
  #18  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Charlotte / Southport
Posts: 3,348
Default

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...
Weekend-Hooker is offline  
Old 10-13-2016, 06:44 AM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 395
Default

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.
ole_blue is offline  
Old 10-13-2016, 07:06 AM
  #20  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 567
Default

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
99yam40 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread