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Charging a leisure battery with a small generator

Yes the Honda eu10i in my experience is good for charging batteries but it generates Ac voltage and your batteries will need a 12vDC (assuming you have a 12v set up) battery charger. So you would want ...
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spark plug and generator storage

No, do not loosen or remove the spark plug. "Disconnect" when in reference to a spark plug means to pull the cap at the end of the spark plug wire until the cap pops off the spark plug's ...
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Gas Generator Stalls Every Few Seconds

I fixed it! Turns out it was the second screw (the black one). I turned it 1 turn counter clockwise and the generator has been running great for 20 minutes!
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Oil in combustion chamber

i would remove the spark plug, spray in some wd40 or equivalent (something to break down the oil) and then spin it over so that any excess gets forced out. Once most has come out, then you can put ...
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Generator won't start cold - compression release bad?

Given that the engine ran properly once it started, wouldn't that indicate that the compression release was out/off once the engine was running? Yes, you've got that right. When it was running at ...
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Honda EU3000IS generator: Cranks but won't start

Possible reasons not to start: Check the oil level. These generators have a low oil level sensor that won't allow you to start it when there is no enough oil in the engine. Oil DOES evaporate (and ...
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Using an old car as a generator

Years ago I considered something similar. The devil is in the details. I wanted to use an automotive diesel engine, and utilize the waste heat to heat the house. Fortunately, I did some ...
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Using an old car as a generator

The one point you should consider that you have not is to use the waste heat produced by the engine to provide hot water for the house. The cooling radiator can be directed into the hot water tank ...
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Removing the flywheel of a portable generator

Assuming you wrote correctly, most nuts are removed counter-clockwise (or anti-clockwise if you prefer). You turn it clockwise to tighten it. Be careful with how you've "trapped" your piston ...
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Sand in Honda 2200i Generator Oil Tank

The oil filter should pick up any remaining. If it does not have a filter then what I have done in the past is to pour a half gallon or so of diesel into the oil reservoir and give it a shake then ...
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Can you charge a car/motorcycle battery with a portable power generator?

Whenever they can be left unsupervised is stated in their manual. Both the big lithium pack and the wall charger can have "do not leave unsupervised" clause and you should respect that. Lithium ...
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Can you charge a car/motorcycle battery with a portable power generator?

Yes, generally you should be able to use any 120V equipment on the portable generator, provided you don't go above the maximum power rating. So yes, you can plug a battery charger. As far as leaving ...
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What damage does diesel in oil do to your head or engine on a generator?

TL DR: It might have caused the issues. It could be what happened was a side effect of having diesel in the oil, if it was overfull (by what amount is not given) and/or if the engine was run for any ...
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Bolt accessories

It's called a "captured" bolt. One way to do it is by using something like this Starlock®, which you'd put the bolt in place, then put the Starlock® on the threads, which would hold it in place:
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Charging a leisure battery with a small generator

Check generator's owners manual first! Then check leisure battery if it can take that charge. Matching voltage and is rechargeable.
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Portable generator starter problem

Thanks for the clear analysis. My 7000 McCulloch wouldn't answer the key start, then I remembered '50s and '60s automobile starting problems, so I tapped the big post on the solenoid with a small ...
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Should I run my generator dry in preparation for storage?

I never have drained the gas out of mine,i have always exercised them at least twice a year once in the spring then once when the cold weather starts coming in the bowls on the carb are still clean,...
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