Prepare your generator for the next big storm by keeping up with regularly scheduled oil changes.
Refer to your owner's manual for your oil change schedule, the oil recommended for your generator, and any specific tools needed for your generator type.
For a Honda EU2000i Generator you will need the following tools:
*Before starting your oil change, make sure your generator is turned off, all receptacles are unplugged and your spark plug is disconnected to reduce the risk of an accidental start up.
Start and run your generator for a few minutes to warm your oil, this will allow it to drain easier. Then, shut it off and allow the engine to cool before servicing your generator.
Use your flathead screwdriver to remove the maintenance cover and set aside.
The oil dipstick in the Honda EU2000i generator is located in the lower left corner of the unit.
There is no oil drain plug on a Honda EU2000i generator. Oil has to be drained from the oil fill tube. Slightly tilt the generator until oil begins to run out of the oil fill tube into the oil drain pan.
Once all the old oil is drained, insert the funnel in the fill tube and refill the engine with Honda Power Equipment Oil. The Honda EU2000i has an oil capacity of .42 quarts. Bring the oil level to the upper limit of the oil fill tube neck. When the oil begins to run out, the oil level is correct.
Screw the oil dipstick back into the oil fill tube and wipe up any excess oil.
Start your engine for a few minutes, and then check for any oil leaks.
Check your oil before and after every use to make sure you have the correct amount for your engine to run properly. Checking the oil is as simple as removing the dipstick and taking a quick look. Put in more oil if needed.
Changing your oil helps prolong the life of your engine and keep it running smoothly. Regular oil changes keep your generator prepared for the next big storm.
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