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Old 16-11-2010, 12:39   #16
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Dear Microchip or fla.sailor,
Would you be kind enough to post link for oil/funnel/gadget

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Old 04-12-2010, 13:23   #17
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hi, i have exactly the same problem and too will try the cleaning with brake fluid, but do i run it with the fliud or strip it down first?
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for what it's worth, I had exactly the same problem. I checked the oil level and it was fine, but I changed it anyway, I was due. I replaced the oil with the Honda high performance synthetic stuff, but still the same problem!

I checked the oil level about a week later, three weeks ago, and though there was oil on the dipstick I was able to dump in at least another quarter-pint or so before it rose to the top of the stick. Immediately afterwards the engine did the 'start and then stop' thing once or twice, but hasn't done it once since that day.

in short, before tearing apart your generator, try changing the oil and adding a bit more than you think is necessary - fill it up full, then pour off the excess. Worked for me.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:12   #19
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i dont measure mine with dipstick, as when i did, the dang thing didnt run. i watch the oil come out then cap it. use a paper towel to catch outflow-- but i have gotten really good at tilting honda a lil as i add oil... gooodl uck. no i didnt use any cleaner--i had to open mine after 5 yrs and tap a valve as it got stuck, but the thing is awesome at 7-ish years of abuse.
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A neighbor boat has the same issue. No Spark after 6 hr running! Dealer said it was a bad coil. Replacement did not help. I disconnected the yellow wire which should have eliminated the oil switch. No go. I notice that the lights do not flicker when pulling the cord to start. I believe it did when it ran (As it was about to start). There is no corrosion on any wires. Any help out there? The honda folks here in the Bahamas are not interested.
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Re: oil pressure switch FOUND THE SOLUTION!

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hi i have 2 of the honda eu2000i generators and there is no oil pressure switch on them there never has been there is an oil level switch which is situated in the crank case base, the only way to get to it is to strip down the engine and remove the crankcase base which is a lot of messing about, if you want to chance that you will always make sure there is oil in the generator then you can just cut the yellow wire which is the one that checks the oil level but if you ever run low then you will destroy the generator, may be better to just fit a new switch which is part number 35480-Z0D-D02 available from
Plano Power Equipment Online Store - Honda EU2000i Generator Common Parts
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hope this helps you regards paul
A cruiser friend of mine just took apart my generator and HE FOUND the PROBLEM
When you take the bottom pan out of the engine case, you can actually see the sensor of the oil level alarm ... he saw the reed-switch had attracted plenty of small metal shavings ... somehow triggering the lower level alarm as the slightest level drop (so basically you had to have the level almost pouring out! He cleaned the outside of the reed-switch and everything is perfect now The generator starts on the 1st pull!
I did not see this information anywhere in my searches on the net so I hope it will help someone with the same problem I had!
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