Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-03-2020, 08:22   #1
Moderator
 
a64pilot's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Jacksonville/ out cruising
Boat: Island Packet 38
Posts: 30,067
Honda Generator Spark Arrestor

I donít know why but I was thinking the other day that these little generators in order to be allowed in US National parks have to have a spark arrestor, a little internet search and yes of course they do, and they are exactly like all others, a fine screen in the muffler that needs to be cleaned or the backpressure will be bad for the motor.
Well on the Honda you remove the plastic cover to access the muffler, the three mounting bolts to remove the muffler and the screen sits just inside of the muffler. Honda recommends I believe a 100 cleaning interval, you can either use a wire brush or a propane torch and just burn off the carbon. Mine had 800 hours on it and seemed to be clean, but I had been noticing lately a different exhaust note that would come and go, I assume that was carbon being caught and burned off.
Anyway I just removed mine, it just sits in there, and there was no increase in noise that I could detect.
So if you have a Honda and I assume any other portable generator you may want to inspect / clean or remove the spark arrestor.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	F0B931FD-ADE4-4D8B-A15C-6DC0438C53B6.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	418.9 KB
ID:	211180  
a64pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
generator, honda

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honda 15hp 4 stroke no spark ScubaNinjaB Engines and Propulsion Systems 0 06-09-2017 10:28
Ryobi RYi2200 Watt Generator Spark Plug part number not listed in maual n8kraft Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 1 25-09-2015 10:30
Honda BF8A lack of spark Gulf Islander Engines and Propulsion Systems 0 25-05-2014 16:22
Suzuki DT2 No Spark tel105 Engines and Propulsion Systems 6 14-03-2011 18:32
Bright Spark electric anti-fouling system multihullsailor6 Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 23 04-06-2008 10:11

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:47.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.