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So oldman and driver, you would rather remove the cover and drain the gas in the carb to where?
A paper towel.

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I've owned my eu2000i since they first came out and I have never drained the carb. Why are people wanting to drain their carburetors?


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4x4ord wrote:

I've owned my eu2000i since they first came out and I have never drained the carb. Why are people wanting to drain their carburetors?


When did ethanol laced gasoline come to your area? Some of us learned the hard way.





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4x4ord wrote:

Why are people wanting to drain their carburetors?
If your carb has never gummed up you've been lucky.

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Why are people wanting to drain their carburetors?


Gas goes bad during long term storage and gunks up the carb. The problem can be worse with gas with ethanol in it, which is what almost all gas has in it now, unless you go to a station that sells Ethanol Free gas.


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Why do people let a generator set so long?





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trail-explorer wrote:

unless you go to a station that sells Ethanol Free gas.


I do, pressure washer, golf cart, chain saw and generator all get only ethanol free gas and Sta-Bil.

https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=CA


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So oldman and driver, you would rather remove the cover and drain the gas in the carb to where?

The back of my pickup. It is less than a quarter of a cup. It isn't hard, or a big deal and evaporates very quickly. It takes less than two minutes start to finish.

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By draining the carb, you are going to get more gas out of your carb bowl than running it dry. THAT is why I am a fan of draining instead of running them dry, therefore why I think it isn't a big deal.

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dieseltruckdriver wrote:

Me Again wrote:

So oldman and driver, you would rather remove the cover and drain the gas in the carb to where?

The back of my pickup. It is less than a quarter of a cup. It isn't hard, or a big deal and evaporates very quickly. It takes less than two minutes start to finish.

Edited to add:
By draining the carb, you are going to get more gas out of your carb bowl than running it dry. THAT is why I am a fan of draining instead of running them dry, therefore why I think it isn't a big deal.


I would agree for extended storage, however for transporting the generator between stops on a trip, it is nice to be able to run the carb dry, load the generator up in the truck bed and drive to the next stop. Having the separate run switch makes this possible.

Honda appear to have recognized the issue also, and now has the three position switch.

Old Switch:

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New Switch:

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dieseltruckdriver wrote:

Me Again wrote:

So oldman and driver, you would rather remove the cover and drain the gas in the carb to where?

The back of my pickup. It is less than a quarter of a cup. It isn't hard, or a big deal and evaporates very quickly. It takes less than two minutes start to finish.

Edited to add:
By draining the carb, you are going to get more gas out of your carb bowl than running it dry. THAT is why I am a fan of draining instead of running them dry, therefore why I think it isn't a big deal.


Me too, have not had carburetor problem in small engines since I started about 5 years ago!

With the Honda 2000 when traveling I will not go out of my way for non ethanol and use ethanol gas. But the last tank through is always non ethanol. I do not use stabil as the non ehtanol has a claimed shelf life of 1 year.

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