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bypassing low oil warning EU2000i

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Posted by z on February 8, 2008, 2:04 am
 
I have a honda eu2000i with a bad oil sensor.  I just put it back together  
again after fixing a bad timing belt and hell if I'm going to take it all
back apart to see whats going on with the sensor.  

Anyone have a quick and clever way of disabling that switch?

cheers

-z

BTW: FINALLY got the parts I need for the hydro system so its going into
phase three of testing this weekend!

Posted by Pete C. on February 8, 2008, 3:57 am
 
z wrote:

According to the service manual, the yellow wire from the oil level
switch goes up to a 6 pole connector, and the other lead from the oil
level switch (undetermined color) goes to a screw/bolt on the engine
block. Since the switch closes the connection to ground when the oil
level is low you just need to interrupt the circuit. Disconnecting the
switch ground lead from the block and insulating it would do the job. It
appears that the yellow wire may go through a single pole connector
before reaching the 6 pole one so that may be another easy place to
disconnect it. I'd look at my EU2Ki, but it's out in the shop and it's
cold out.

Posted by andre_54005 on February 8, 2008, 3:40 pm
 
If that is true then Honda engineers need to be slapped up side the
head.
Emergency shut down circuits should be normally closed so when a wire
breaks someplace the system faults.

Posted by Pete C. on February 8, 2008, 6:12 pm
 andre_54005@yahoo.com wrote:

That's true on commercial / industrial grade stuff, but for portable
generators, it's always just been a switch to ground out the ignition
circuit.

Posted by z on February 8, 2008, 7:41 pm
 

COol.  Yeah I figured that much out.. was hoping someone had a neat trick
or a wire up front you could clip that didn't require taking the damn
thing apart again :).

I just put all the plastic back on and like an idiot never tested it :)

To even get to that wire you have to take it all the way down, pull the
carb and so on.  Now that i've done that i'll run the diagnostics and see
if its the switch or a wiring problem.  I do have another switch so maybe
i'll bite the bullet and just fix it right

cheers

-z

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