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Posted by kimmo on July 20, 2010, 12:42 am
 


bought a 2 or 3 year old honda inverter generator model em7000is last weekend.

it has 5 hours on the LCD panel and looks brand new and runs (new battery) like
new,
very quiet under load

tested it for about 30 minutes with a 5500w load and it responded nicely to
different
demands

the owner had stored it for 2 years in a non-ventilated storage facility but it
had
brand new looking oil and the fuel system was empty when I went to look at it.

what should I do as far as maintenance to it?
would like to keep it for a couple years in case of power outages, storms, etc

the spark plug looks brand new (appears to match the 5 hours on control panel)
and
there is not a nick or dent or rust in the body

should any of the rubber parts, hoses, etc be routinely replaced? I don't plan
to
store it with fuel but would prefer to not have to run it every month if I can
just
keep it stored with no-fuel and stick a cover on it and store inside garage.



Posted by vaughn on July 20, 2010, 12:54 am
 




Read the manual.  Honda usually includes very specific long-term storage
instructions.  On the EU-2000 you drain the tank & carb bowl, add a tablespoon
of oil through the sparkplug hole, turn the engine to distribute the oil, then
re-install the plug and turn the engine until you just start to feel compression
(both valves are closed).  If you did not get a user manual with the unit, they
are available for free download through the Honda site.

Vaughn



Posted by kimmo on July 20, 2010, 1:01 am
 


of

compression

thanks for the info and no, didn't get a manual but will look for one.

any additional info you can post on the above steps, ie. just how is the engine
turned?
since the plug is off for this procedure, am assuming there is a way to crank
with a
tool?

does this (my plan to store it) cause any issues such as "..it should be run at
least
once every 6 months.." or any other general rules of thumb?




Posted by Josepi on July 20, 2010, 1:09 am
 

Much easier to start the EU2000i ands then turn it on it's side until it
smokes. The oil reservoir drains tight through the carb.



Read the manual.  Honda usually includes very specific long-term storage
instructions.  On the EU-2000 you drain the tank & carb bowl, add a
tablespoon
of oil through the sparkplug hole, turn the engine to distribute the oil,
then
re-install the plug and turn the engine until you just start to feel
compression
(both valves are closed).  If you did not get a user manual with the unit,
they
are available for free download through the Honda site.

Vaughn




Posted by Ralph Mowery on July 20, 2010, 1:08 am
 



I don't have any info on that unit, but would so what many other owners
manuals do for their modle.

If you do not plan on running it for many months or more, run the generator
out of gas.  If there is a lot in the tank, you may want to drain most of it
out, then run the gas out.  Change the oil, pull the plug and put a teaspoon
full in the hole, pull the rope a time to work the cylinder up and down to
oil it.  Replave the plug.

I did that for a 5 kw unit and when I wanted to run it about two years late,
it started with about 3 pulls of the rope after I filled it with gas.

Not sure what to tell you about the battery,but you should probably pull it
and give it a charge every month or so.
.



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