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Old 10-18-2005, 05:22 AM   #1
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I have always used Stabil in the gas when my Honda EU 2000 will not be used on a daily basis. That worked well for 3 years, until this Spring when the carburator became gummed. It would only run at half choke. I removed the air cleaner and sprayed it with small amounts of carb cleaner to no avail. Then after a few days of sitting , it started and ran fine all summer. This fall it sat for six weeks. I tried to start it and had the same problem. Again, carb cleaner had no immediate effect but cleared it after sitting a couple days. I guess I will have to either start draining it or perhaps a carb overhaul ($$$) would solve it. I offer this up since there are many Honda users. Perhaps this will be of use. Bill
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I have always used Stabil in the gas when my Honda EU 2000 will not be used on a daily basis. That worked well for 3 years, until this Spring when the carburator became gummed. It would only run at half choke. I removed the air cleaner and sprayed it with small amounts of carb cleaner to no avail. Then after a few days of sitting , it started and ran fine all summer. This fall it sat for six weeks. I tried to start it and had the same problem. Again, carb cleaner had no immediate effect but cleared it after sitting a couple days. I guess I will have to either start draining it or perhaps a carb overhaul ($$$) would solve it. I offer this up since there are many Honda users. Perhaps this will be of use. Bill
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Old 10-18-2005, 05:36 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Moby Bill:
That worked well for 3 years, until this Spring when the carburetor became gummed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Call Sta-Bil technical support. If you use their product as advertised you should not be having issued with your carburetor gumming up.

Further, unless you're running the generator constantly having Sta-Bil in the fuel system all the time is a good thing. It's meant for 24/7 use.

If the product isn't performing as expected call Sta-Bil.
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You might want to turn off the tank fuel valve while the engine is still running and let the carb run itself out of gas and stall out the engine. That way there will be no gas in the carb to gum up over the winter.

Otherwise, every other month or so, start it up and let it run for a while. I run my snowblower every other month in the off season and my motorcycle the same way during the winter months, no problems.

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Xylene is the proprietary ingredient in fuel system cleaners. It gets that gummy stuff out of the float needle valve that's giving you the trouble.
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As Paul says, turn off the gas and let it run til it stalls. I let my EU3000 sit for WAY too long between uses, and it has yet to gum up doing this.
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Old 10-18-2005, 04:56 PM   #7
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The on/off switch on the eu 2000 is also the ignition and fuel shut off. Unless there is a shut off not revealed in the manual, I have no way to do that. I use that technique all the time on my power washer etc. Anyway, I am going to experiment with draining the carb with it's drain screw after shut down for a period of time. I too have always run it at least once a month in the off season. Thanks for the ideas. Bill
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