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Posted: 02/27/12 10:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

maybe the parallel kit is a luxury accessory and not a tool. ?


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MrWizard wrote:

maybe the parallel kit is a luxury accessory and not a tool. ?


No. Companies in Canada like to sell their goods at inflated prices compared to America. It was understandable when the $CAD was only worth 60-75% of the $USD. But with both dollars at or near parity for some time now, it is a bit of a stretch to be charging 58% more. In particular from a company like Costco.

It's not a big deal for me as I have friends in America and I usually get them to buy what I want and pay them back when I visit them and pick up my items. I love encouraging the American economy and people.

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P.S. Sorry to be off-topic.

P.P.S. The Heinz ketchup sold at Costco in America is different than the Heinz ketchup sold at Costco in Canada. I prefer the American version.

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Update on the 'sliced' wires inside the Champion 2000.

Yesterday I finally took apart all three Champion 2000 that I own. What I found is the following: First, all three units had the same two wires that were rubbing against other parts of the genny. I saw friction against the plastic floor of the unit, against the part of the engine under or near the pull cord and against a piece of plastic behind the carb/air filter area.

Second, since each unit is assembled by human beings, there are some slight differences as to the position of the wires. Meaning that in one unit I had a wire rubbing against the plastic piece near the carb, while in the other two I did not. In one unit I had two wires rubbing against the pull cord area.

I solved the problem of the wires by simply moving them further away from the friction points. In one case, two wires are going around a kind of small plastic box; I simply pushed it away from the pull cord area. Both wires wrapped around that small plastic box were rubbing against the pull cord area and the insulation was gone to some degree.

Since I have three units and ran them in different locations, I observed ths following: Running the unit on a lawn will help a great deal at reducing vibration and therefore rubbing of the wires. Running on a concrete floor (garage), also helped but not as much as running on the lawn. The worst was by far on my balcony with a fiberglass floor. Over there vibration were pretty bad and resulted in the greatest damages to the wires. I could feel the vibration throughout the house. The pics I posted are from that unit.

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Cold weather starting...

I winterized the generator just with fuel stabilizer in the fall, but wanted to get it running for some outdoor work this past weekend. Outdoor temperature about -8C just below freezing. Would not fire no-how, no-way. Pulled till I was blue in the face.

Other than carrying into the basement to warm up before going is there anything I can do to aid in cold weather starting?

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Both of mine started right up for me last night - one on first pull, the other on the second.

Did you run the carbs dry when you winterized the machines? Did you pull the plug and see if it's gettIng fuel?


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Didn't go through any troubleshooting at the time. Had to rest before I passed out:-)

Didn't run it dry, no. Will pull the side off and check tomorrow.

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One thing I do with all generators is use synthetic oil.
It doesn't get as thick in the cold so pulling the engine over is much easier.

It may not start any better but you can pull more times before passing out.


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Angus_NB wrote:

One thing I do with all generators is use synthetic oil.
It doesn't get as thick in the cold so pulling the engine over is much easier.

It may not start any better but you can pull more times before passing out.


I use synthetic, as well.


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Angus_NB wrote:

One thing I do with all generators is use synthetic oil.
It doesn't get as thick in the cold so pulling the engine over is much easier.

It may not start any better but you can pull more times before passing out.


I've started my big Champ down to -15C on the second pull, try some fresh fuel.


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MrRchitty wrote:

Angus_NB wrote:

One thing I do with all generators is use synthetic oil.
It doesn't get as thick in the cold so pulling the engine over is much easier.

It may not start any better but you can pull more times before passing out.


I use synthetic, as well.


Synthetic is great - unless your oil change is 9 gallons.


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