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Posted: 09/20/19 08:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey guys. My Champion 2k has been sitting in storage for three years or so. It has gas in the tank and likely gas in the carb. I haven't tried to start it yet. Before I do, I'd like your advice on what I may want to do before I try to pull the cord?

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First drain the old gas and carbs if gas in them. Check oil level and put in fresh gas and give it try. If your lucky it will start and run fine if not your going to have to clean carb-rebuild or replace. After you get it running you may have to flash the generator to get it to produce AC voltage.


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Posted: 09/20/19 10:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As stupid as it sounds, when all the gas is drained, turn the unit s-l-o-w-l-y end over end and also sideways. Having a bit of oil spread around will help a lot for longer life.
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Posted: 09/20/19 10:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Switch on, pull rope. If it starts fine. If not then do all the other stuff.


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I like RVPapas suggestion. On big engine restarts they turn on the lube oil pump for 5-minutes before cranking. My Kubota has a 24 volt gear pump that pressures up to 15 PSI to purge the Luberfiner lines.

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Posted: 09/20/19 11:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Champion 3000/3500 watt that I forgot to drain. The gas had fuel stabilizer on it. It sat in storage for almost 2 years. I checked the oil level, turned the fuel valve on, flipped the switch to on and set the choke. It started on the second pull. Ran like a Champ-ion.

If you're stunting start you might want to start by draining the gas and putting in fresh. Check the oil as usual.

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Posted: 09/21/19 12:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

the Champion 2000 is an 'inverter' type generator
you cant 'FLASH' it, because the inverter section produces the 120v
and is separate from the high voltage DC alternator, and that is different than the AC voltage generator head in an Onan or other synchronous generator, which connects directly to the output


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drain the fuel, I would not take the chance of pumping that goo threw my system , mix up some fuel and sea foam put in the tank then try starting.

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I would have already done it timetorol's way.

BTW my D 15 has not been run for a year. Gonna try to crank her up today. Think I should roll it around in the barn first? [emoticon]

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Posted: 09/21/19 06:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Always use premium "top tier" gas. One of my small engine machines sat for two years and still started without drain gas or other measures.

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