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Old 10-25-2003, 05:26 PM   #1
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Tried a new way to put oil in my EU2000i Honda generators without getting oil all over the place. Found a little syringe at Wal-Mart used for mixing oil with gas and used it to add oil to the generators. Nice and clean this time!

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Old 10-25-2003, 05:26 PM   #2
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Tried a new way to put oil in my EU2000i Honda generators without getting oil all over the place. Found a little syringe at Wal-Mart used for mixing oil with gas and used it to add oil to the generators. Nice and clean this time!

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Old 10-25-2003, 08:19 PM   #3
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I use a measuring funnel with a shutoff valve and flexable hose now for small engines. It's these "make life easier" tips that keeps these forums alive. Thanks, I'm going to get one.

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Thanks Ray. I agree that the tips received here do "make life easier" ! It's been a great education.
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Maybe this is not the right place but, I have a EU1000i and replaced the oil with synthtec Mobil 1
The generator has about 20 hours on it.

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Old 10-29-2003, 05:07 AM   #6
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Nice idea Jack. Now if I could figure out some way to keep from slopping oil all over myself while filling the syringe. Hmmm

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I changed my 2000i out to synthetic also at about 20 hrs.

Another thing I read was to pull the starter cord until it gets stiff(motor building compression), this way the valves are closed during storage so no moisture gets into the cylinder.

I do this after shutting it off every time now.

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Old 10-29-2003, 06:09 AM   #8
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I use a short section of tubing on the end of the syringe and suck the oil out of the oil can. Then insert the tubing into the oil fill opening on the generator and squeeze away!
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All I can say is DUH!! That's too simple.
Seriously, how well do you think that would work for removing the oil from the engine? I always seem to make a mess draining the oil from my 1000i

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Old 11-01-2003, 02:49 PM   #10
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I haven't tried to remove oil with the syringe, but I think that it should work just fine.
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I have added two photographs to the Forum's Photo section showing how I use a MixMizer to change oil in my Honda Generators.

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I haven't had to add oil to mine, they run w/out burning any significant amount between changes. I switched to Mobil 1 right after break-in , too. As for draining, I set them on a bench (or tailgate) with a pan on a second, lower level, and tip 'em. Don't try this on a windy day!
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