[CQ-Contest] Inverter generators

George K5KG georgek5kg at aol.com
Mon Jan 25 23:51:50 EST 2016

I also keep gasoline stabilizer in the gas that I keep in my Honda 
EU2000i's tank and my extra gas cans.  You can buy fuel stabilizer at 
Advance Auto Parts or other auto stores.

73, George, K5KG

On 1/25/2016 9:17 AM, Chuck Milam, N9KY wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 3:19 PM, <john at kk9a.com> wrote:
>> I bought a Honda EU2000I for my station....
>> ....so I attempted to use the generator that was in storage for years. It
>> started
>> right up! I did not notice any RFI from it
> You must have followed the directions for long-term storage, no fuel in the
> tank, completely dry carburetor, run some oil through, etc.  Those Hondas
> are notorious for getting gummed-up carburetors if you leave them sit with
> fuel in the system for over a few weeks or so.  Then again, that could just
> be the USA's crappy ethanol-laced gasoline causing the problem.
> I spend a little extra per gallon at the farm co-op for ethanol-free fuel
> and apply fuel treatments.  I start my generator every week or two just to
> keep fresh fuel cycled through the system.  The average cost for getting
> the carburetor cleaned/repaired at the Honda dealer is around $100, and
> they're usually not open at night when the power's out. ;)

George Wagner, K5KG
Sarasota, FL

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