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Old 16-11-2010, 13:39   #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, 14:23   #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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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
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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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Re: Help Needed - Honda EU2000i Generator

I have the Honda eu200i generator you spoke about. I have had mine for 10 yrs without any issues. Until last week when I drained the oil for a change. And you right there seems to be a lot of work to change that sensor. I am anel about checking the oil level so .... When you say cut the yellow wire, that would be the one in the 6 pin connector ? And will I get spark again ? This generator was our only source of power where we live. We had just had the valves reset when this happened. I did check the oil level. It was fine after change but like I said no spark. And by what I have read it's almost always that oil sensor w
Will there be anything else after cutting the yellow wire that I will have to do or check. And thank you, you have Benn a big help.
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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.
We have had our 10 years . And it's had daily use of at least 12 hrs a day for the last 4 years . But with all the use I do change the oil twice a month , the spark plugs every 6 months or at least check it. After all this use. For the very first time we had the valves reset. Now the darn things oil sensor decided to go off. I am a woman and I will say that resetting the valves is a very simple job in these generators. But the oil sensor scares me a bit. I wish there was a way to reset them with out tearing it all apart. I have 2 bolts that go through Honda's plastic case that just spin. I can't even think of how much of a pain it would be to get them out . The plastic is the most prices thing on that whole generator. Parts are cheap.
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Re: Help Needed - Honda EU2000i Generator

I have a much larger Honda generator and I had to cut the yellow wire also. The oil sensor just goes bad after a while. But I have no fear, you can always re-connect that yellow wire after you cut it. Not a problem.


No harm in slicing it and then reconnecting if you need to.
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