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According to this webpage there are a few places that have non-ethanol (straight gas) in California. California Straight Gas

When I clean out the small holes in ports and jets I use the wire from a bread tie. It may do in a pinch for those out on the road.

I've done the propane/natural gas conversion on a few open frame generators but haven't done it on my inverter generator yet (WEN 56200i) and may convince myself to do it.

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The OP really needs to be fixed to get those pictures back. I'm sure it was a lot of effort to do this, and it's a shame to just let it go for a few bucks or some other solution.

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I had posted in July about just getting my eu2000i generator and it ran like ****. I ended up sending it back and was contemplating a Yamaha, I didn't as in unison they don't have as much power. The goal was to get two but after the first one with issues I decided to see what the new one would do,another Honda.

New one arrived, new fuel ran good for first tank, then same bologna. Runs great with eco off and with choke half way on, with eco mode. I then pulled the oem screen mesh (wouldn't call it a filter)out and it had some crud in there, threw it away. Installed an inline filter, took the carb off cleaned all the jets, float etc. Put it back together, same chit!!!

I had been communicating with Reddog1 and I went over to his place today to see if we could get this figured out. Pulled the carb, clean, clear, no issues, but still sputtering and dying without choke half on. Reddog1 pulled his carb off and it ran fine on my engine. So, it's the carb, but what's the issue?

So we put both carbs side by side to compare. When we took mine off, the spring on the throttle/eco switch that's under the plastic cover where the eco switch is located was in an odd spot? When I took the carb off last time, that's where it was also. I had pulled up the diagram online before but the carb diagram doesn't show it together so I had nothing to compare until today. Reddog1's spring was in a spot between the two plastic pieces and ( I wish I had taken photos as this may be hard to visualize)had a purpose. So I took it apart and installed the spring just as it was on Reddog1. Put it together and now it ran wide open??

We pulled it apart and the part that housed the spring was too low and preventing the eco servo from moving and 3/4 throttle . pulled it off again, Added a gap so no interference, fired it up and it purred. So basically the part wasn't installed correctly (in china) and Months of aggravation.

Sorry if this is hard to understand, this site is so old and adding pics is a nightmare.

Maybe Reddog1 can expalin it better

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Posted: 09/12/17 08:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Glad you got it running! Wayne and I have been through these carbs pretty extensively. We added an inline filter to ours years ago.

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Thought I'd quickly share a related experience. My EU6500is (which I use as a backup gen) was running poorly -- constantly hunting and I often couldn't run it in eco mode. I had the carb service/cleaned twice over the course of a couple years. It got bad again recently and instead of having it serviced again, I decided to tackle it. I cleaned it using all the tricks in this thread several times. That improved it, but I still couldn't stop it from hunting or from bogging and dying in eco mode depending on the load. So, for $30-40 I bought a carb kit (all new parts including o-rings etc) from a local Honda dealer (you can also do it online). Once I got the right jet size (I'd ordered one that was too large initially), the thing ran better than new. I couldn't believe it. I can run it in eco mode and instantly turn on 3kW of load (from 0 load) and it manages it PERFECTLY. Unbelievable. I can't overstate it.
I, too, was intimidated by touching the carb of such an expensive machine but a) I was now out of warranty and b) there were enough videos online to help me through it. Turned out to be easier than I thought and the results were far better than I could have ever hoped for.

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Well, my Honda ran great for three tanks then started the stuttering again. Pulled the plug this time and it was a little wet on the threads but grey in the electrode. Cleaned it off ran good for another 3-4 tanks!!

I so hate this Honda right now. This one must have been made by the same guys who make the F1 engine! A friend had hers running bad so I got it to at least run just by half opening the choke. I told her what to order, a rebuilt kit, filters etc. she decided to take it to Bliss power equipment in Sacramento. They did the ultrasonic carb clean service for $80 that included oil change.

I may just do that? I may also just sell this thing!! I’m gun shy of converting it to propane, no confidence

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Hundo24 wrote:

... A friend had hers running bad so I got it to at least run just by half opening the choke. I told her what to order, a rebuilt kit, filters etc. she decided to take it to Bliss power equipment in Sacramento. They did the ultrasonic carb clean service for $80 that included oil change. ...
Did that solve her problem?

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2oldman wrote:

The OP really needs to be fixed to get those pictures back. I'm sure it was a lot of effort to do this, and it's a shame to just let it go for a few bucks or some other solution.


If anyone has the pics from the OP, I'd be happy to host them if the mods can edit the post to change the URLs of the photos. Just let me know.

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She ran it 5 days, 8hrs each. Good so far, hers is 12 years old.



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2oldman wrote:

The OP really needs to be fixed to get those pictures back. I'm sure it was a lot of effort to do this, and it's a shame to just let it go for a few bucks or some other solution.


If anyone has the pics from the OP, I'd be happy to host them if the mods can edit the post to change the URLs of the photos. Just let me know.


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What fuel filter is everyone running? Just an over the counter type or something with a little small micron filtering capabilities?


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