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Posted: 04/02/09 06:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wanted to share a bit of my time and knowledge of the Honda 2000 I generator. I know that this time of year we all want to get things started and dont want to have the hassle of needing our Honda and having it not work. Here is a 30 minute fix up that will get you going.
This is a simple Carb cleaning and maintenance.
First empty old fuel by tilting the genny over and getting all of the old stuff out of there.

First remove the side panel

Then remove the Air Cleaner cover. one flat head screw.

Using an 8mm socket remove the 2 nuts and 1 bolt.

Once the hardware is removed pull off the air clean box, intake manifold and the breather tube. These 3 parts can be removed in one big piece. You can see where the breather tube goes in photo below.

The breather tube runs into the engine body here.

All 3 parts removed and set aside.

First remove the fuel line.
Slide the Carb off of the two bolts that will remain in the block of the engine. I like to leave the cable attached. This is the Eco Throttle. If you remove it you will have a spring shoot off and if you do manage to find it you most likely won't figure out how to put it back without a trip to a Honda dealer. It's just easier to leave on.

Front side of Carb.

Engine with the parts removed. This is a good time to drain the oil and fill it back up.

These photos show the position of the vent tubes so you can see where they are form replacing. Go ahead and remove the tubes now. Using a 10mm socket remover the float bowl nut. It's the Brass one seen above in the middle of the float bowl.

You can now see the float. The float pivots on a pin it is simply slid out for removal of the float. The float moves up and down and shuts off the fuel to the bowl. The bowl will most likely show signs of rust and will need a good cleaning. There is an o-ring gasket there, you can usually reuse this gasket.

Here the float have been removed.

The main jet is in the tube shown. Use a skinny screw driver and remove the jet and 2 parts will fall out. These are almost always full of gunk. Use a Carb cleaner in a can and blow these parts out really good. Take extra time this is the heart of the Carb.

These are how the parts go back in. Order and direction is important.

At this point use the carb cleaner and spray all of the inner parts of the float area and spray ino any holes you see. Spray into the holes while moving throttle plates and choke plates. You basically want to exercise all moving parts and get the cleaner into everywhere.
At this point put everything back together on the carb in reverse order and put the vents tubes back on.
Slide the Carb back onto the 2 bolts and then run the vent tubes back into the Genset case. As shown below.

Shown about is the Carb back on with the tubes re-run.

These photos show the bolts going back in and the final steps to getting it back to running order.

At this point you can change the plug and give her a pull!!!

I hope this has been informative.

To those of you that will be attending the Mid Atlantic Truck Camper Rally Just ask and I can walk you though this in no time. And maybe throw in a quick seminar if enough folks are interested in seeing it done.

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Posted: 04/02/09 07:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Excellent writeup!

I just went through this back at Christmas time when I pulled out my Honda during a power outage, only to find it would only run without loping by turning the choke 1/2 on.

The only thing I would add is a stern warning to keep the carb upside down and level when removing the float bowl. The little pin that holds the float is trapped by the bowl and likes to slip out at the slightest motion. They can be found off of the floor among the junk (ask me how I know), but you're better off avoiding the stress.

Also, I didn't bother removing any of the clear tubing. It just means you have to be more careful and spray the carb cleaner away from the case.


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Posted: 04/02/09 07:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Awesome.. thanks.

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Posted: 04/02/09 07:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This should be a sticky in the Tech Issues forum.

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Wow, this thread is a keeper! My little Honda was a little cranky to start during the last power failure we had, took more than a few extra pulls. I think I will be doing this real soon to mine. Thank you!

May I use these instructions even though I don't have a TC? Please?

I'm going to "print" this out as a PDF and file it away for safe keeping.

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Before you go to all that trouble give it a dose of Sea Foam.


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Ron, thanks for a great post. I have a EU1000i, do you know if the procedure would be the same or similar. Mine has been running rough on ECO and jut today I was searching the net for carb maintenance.


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Posted: 04/02/09 10:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice job!

I agree, sticky!

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Thank you. THank you. Thank you


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Posted: 04/03/09 02:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good post sir. My Honda was just getting to the point of needing the maintenance last fall when I either left it at camp or it got stolen off my trailer. I hope the person that took it or found it can't find this thread! No stickey! (just kidding, it is well worth the stickey)

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