I just have a bit of a silly question. I am buying a Yamaha EF1000 from a guy who bought it last year and has not even put the oil in it yet. Question is since it's been sitting around so long should I be doing anything extra when I put oil in and stuff to ensure I don't wreck the cylinder wall in engine or are these things good to go once oil is in no matter how long it's been sitting.
2012 F150 5.0L SC 3.73 Gears, Reese, Prodigy
2007 Jayco 27BH
120 Watt Solar / Dual 6V Batteries / 1750 Watt Inverter
The Wife, Myself,a fly rod, and the Rocky Mountains....life is great B-)
I'd fill it up with oil, then slowly pull the recoil cord a few times so the piston gets well coated. After that, gas the sucker up, and enjoy.
Those little 1000s may not do much, but they definitely have their niche. Even with an RV with a built in Onan, having a generator that can pull start may be a lifesaver if the house batteries go dead, since the Onan requires a little power from them. Definitely worth keeping in a storage compartment.
Well filled up the oil and gas and it started up great. Running a little roughing economy mode but it only has about an hour on it so hopefully that will go away.
> mlts22:I agree. We have solar that has done us pretty good for are weekend camping but here in the mountains in spring and fall after the furnace and our one pot of coffee maker coffee we are low on power and just want the option of being able to charge up if sun is not out. The 1000 do good for stand by as much as I did not want a generator.
Thanks everyone for help. Hopefully the rough idle will go away as it breaks in but for 650.00 brand new I think I made out ok.