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Posted: 01/15/21 04:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As the title says...any tips or tricks for not spilling any oil. I haven't mastered it yet, even though I got a little funnel that screws in I always seem to make a mess.

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Although I have a 2000w Champion generator, I bought off of eBay a screw in adapter that fits into the oil fill hole and allows a quick no mess drainage of the unit. I am almost positive that they had these listed for other makes including the Honda. If I can find the listing I will forward it. Good luck and stay safe.

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Consider a cut to fit small plastic funnel.


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For adding the oil, I use a plastic syringe. You can find them at Amazon.
I forget the exact size. I think mine is around 50 ml, which is about 1.5 ounces. With a syringe, you can put the oil in without spilling.

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I elevate mine on a small stool and insert the aftermarket aluminum funnel (threaded) and then tip it on its side so oil can run out into a drain pan. Once done, add the 400ml oil as recommended and clean up any drips. Should be good to go. Doing it on a scrap of cardboard is also a good precaution.


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https://www.amazon.com/EU3000I-EU2000I-EU3000IS-Generator-SHIPPING/dp/B01I24M5YE

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Should have bought a Yamaha.

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more expensive, but more useful for other things Form-a-funnel

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

more expensive, but more useful for other things Form-a-funnel

Years ago I bought a 3 pack of flexible cutting boards. I am still using them to make ad-hoc funnels or protective shields. Dirt cheap. They cut quite easily with ordinary scissors.

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So it appears the best technique would be to use a screw in plastic tube when emptying and to slowly fill with a syringe. Or you could just grab a couple of paper towels.

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