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Honda EU65IS Generator 19 Jun 2017 03:08 #1

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My Honda generator is starting with no problems but when we put load on it a large amount of white smoke starts to come out of the exhaust. It is not a blown gasket as there is no sign of any problems in this area. Can anyone offer me an easy fix.
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If it has high hours its probably burning oil. I have had 3 Honda generators do this to me. Usually the EU series are good for around 500 to 700 hours and then thats about it. I know that I will be thoroughly scolded for my next statement but I will no longer purchase Honda products due to poor durability.

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Try changing the oil and see if it clears up. Also do NOT attempt to use synthetic oil as it will foam up.

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Honda EU65IS Generator 19 Jun 2017 05:20 #4

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Its done less than 50 hours but has been not been started for some time. I will change the oil & let you know the result. Thanks for your input.

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RPrather wrote: Try changing the oil and see if it clears up. Also do NOT attempt to use synthetic oil as it will foam up.

No offense meant but I call bologna. Ive used nothing but synthetic in my Honda. I would use nothing other in fact. Been running my EU2000 for close to 10 years now without an issue.

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RPrather wrote: Try changing the oil and see if it clears up. Also do NOT attempt to use synthetic oil as it will foam up.

No offense meant but I call bologna. Ive used nothing but synthetic in my Honda. I would use nothing other in fact. Been running my EU2000 for close to 10 years now without an issue.


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Honda EU65IS Generator 04 Jul 2017 01:50 #8

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We changed the oil & cleaned the fuel system but still white smoke when under load. It stalls after a few seconds of the white smoke starting. What can it be.

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I think it is burning oil. The cylinder walls and piston rings on engines that have not been started in a can corrode.

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We did some more cleaning & added plenty of Carburetor cleaner & its looks like the problem is solved We will run her all Saturday night which will be a good test.

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How long was the gas in there? Was it ethanol?

Never mind the oil; change the gas.....

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I'm glad to hear that the problem was solved.

To avoid it in the future try to use non-ethanol gas and add Stabil to it. Also, start and run the generator for 15 minutes monthly. Try to put a load on it when you do this. I use space heaters for the load.

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We had her running fine but when we switched on the air con it would stutter & stall. We found an O ring that was perforated on the fuel off/on valve so changed it & she is running better than ever.

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