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Re: Oil change on generators?
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I installed a TinyTach on mine to monitor hours.
Very easy to install, just have to wrap a wire around the plug wire then fasten the tach anywhere you want.

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Re: Oil change on generators?
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I have the Honda eu2000i and always use the recommended Honda oil and change it about three times a season. I've had some random fuel issues with it as I've posted last season were it surges out of no where, then dies and will only run on half choke then dies again then will start and run with no choke (usually when I drain the bowl on the carb). Some weekends it will run all weekend just fine others like last weekend it died at about 3am Sunday. I've seen videos and posts where if it's surging it's your pilot jet (cleaned it), your carb is varnished, cleaned it my self, had moon motorsports go through it 3 times( tank cleaned/carb cleaned), had a boat mechanic go through it twice, still same issue. If anyone has any ideas or interested in it I'm looking to get rid of it for cheap. I've gone through endless options and I've got to the point where I'm buying a new eu2200i.

Sorry to steal your post orandausa I'm just reflecting my own personal expierience, and bought a Honda (had it for about 9 years) because I've always owned Honda (dirtbikes, atvs, generators etc) and they last forever but I obviously got a lemon


I would be willing to bet you have a California model... Same as me, wife bought it for me so I could not return it.
The Cali model has a leaned out jet setting to meet emissions. Meaning it does not like sub-zero temps, it will run well till the temp dips and then it starts to hunt (surge) as the governor is kicking in as it starts to stumble. Choking it slightly will make this surging stop.

The factory sets this screw 1 7/8 out and it should be set 2.5 turns out for best results.
part number 16016-ZH7-W01 I believe.
The down side it that the factory puts a limiter cap on it so you can only unscrew it 1/4 turn. you have to break this screw off and then extract it in order to change it. If you have a Dremel I think you could grind off the limiter and then just adjust it but I did not have one when I did this so I had to break and replace.

Posted on: 1/23 13:27:53
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Re: Tire chains
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SavageDaddy wrote:
Or when you crack thru the crust and find water on the ice under the snow...

-Pulling 8X16 with 1/2 ton...

Thanks -

SD


Chains can dig a hole in ice so your resting on your axle in a second or 2 if you aren't extremely careful.


Very far fetched statement! 1 or 2 seconds, come on... Yes you CAN get into more trouble with them but if you screw yourself that bad you had it coming.

Ive got a set of chains for my 1/2 ton and they are a wonder. I run mine on the rear as there is more clearance in the wheel well than in the front. I would comfortably say that I can have mine on and tightened in 15 minutes if im alone, about 10 if I have help.
I got mine at Fleetfarm. I highly recommend custom fitting the length the set to your tires by removing links that are not needed and only leaving 1 maybe 2 links longer than what fits. Tension with bungies or spring keepers.
I can confidently say that I will go through more snow in 2 wheel with chains than 4x4 with out. I can not believe more people don't run them but it really does not surprise me with todays lazy and keeping up with the Jonses' society...

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Re: Mysterious leaking gear lube
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It does not mean it is out of balance. Seals do go out over time. If it fails soon then maybe Id look at bent shaft especially if its been in the rocks.
Pull the prop. the seal is right behind it.

Wipe down the entire lower unit and try to track the oil as it continues to leak.

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Re: Auger Help
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If the first carb was not your model this one may.
The idle screw on this carb is located in the center of the pic just under the governor arm. It has a pressure spring on it.

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Posted on: 2018/10/30 10:32
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Re: Auger Help
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Screw in the top right corner of the pic is the idle screw.
A google search showed this as the carb for a techumpseh.

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Re: 2 stage snow thrower
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Ive got a larger Airens. Ive had it for 7 winters. The reason I chose them is that the only plastic on the unit was a belt guard, knobs on controls and the fuel tank.

Its a Briggs engine so you can get parts anywhere if needed. No issues other than a sheer pin when I swallowed a fist sized rock.

Posted on: 2018/10/16 20:50
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Re: Trailer wiring frustrations
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Any time you have "bleed over" its a ground issue. if Both lights blink when one is turned on or Both running lights turn off when brakes applied go directly to a ground issue first.

Posted on: 2018/10/3 11:41
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Re: Mysterious leaking gear lube
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Merc I/O is designed to use some oil. I will say yours may be a bit heavy. That is why there is a visible oil tank with a line on it. I would not worry about an ounce per 30 gal however. I will use about half quart in a season of 100-150 hours.

My guess is its coming from the prop shaft seal, but could also me any seal of the system. Check for water in your LU oil when you drain it this end of season. Put in glass jar and set on shelf for a week.

Also, this is NOT engine oil as others are stating in talking about burning it up and looking for a bad bearing.... I/O units have an oil resivour that holds extra oil for a drip/on demand feed as this is system does leak a bit due to pressure created from thermal expansion.

Posted on: 2018/10/3 10:02
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Re: Marine Band Radio
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Its cheap insurance if yo are on Superior or LOW. I would say that 80% of boaters on Superior have a marine radio. If you need help on Superior how canyon contact anyone quickly? Thats where a radio comes in.

I ran into trouble at Isle Royal last summer and it was because of my radio that I had 4 boats circling me with in 10 minutes.

Marine radio signal travels "line of sight". meaning that if the antenna can not "see" another antenna the signal will not connect. This is why it is important to get as high up with an antenna as you can. Antenna quality cones into play too...

For anyone venturing on lake Superior, I strongly recommend you take a look at the Lake Superior Boating Guide from the USCG.
https://files.dnr.state.mn.us/education_safety/safety/boatwater/lakesup_boatingguide.pdf

Posted on: 2018/4/20 13:33
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