Honda 10 I Generator

Submitted: Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 01:52
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G'Day,
Looking for any information on how fuel would get into the oil in a Honda 10 I genie.
I have the 20 I and have never had this happen. However the people camped next to us has had this happen on theres. When they took the oil dip stick out this morning to check the level,petrol came out. Any clues would be appreciated.
Lawrie.
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Reply By: Theywent Thataway - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 08:22

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 08:22
Hi Lawrie,

I have heard of that type of thing happening if the fuel tap has been left on & fuel has filled the engine through the carby. It then seeps past the rings and into the oil.

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Reply By: Wilmo7 - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 19:28

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 19:28
Gidday!
They went thataway is probably right. I do a lot of work on generators and motor bikes on outback properties. This is a fault I have occasionally found. BUT you need to always turn off the fuel and allow the engine to run out of fuel before shutting down. If you don't and then don't use the genny for a while the unleaded fuel in the bowl evaporates and leaves a "gunk" in the bowl. Next time you try to start the engine it sucks the gunk up into the jets and guess what?. In some cases I have had to judiciously use hydrochloric acid to remove the gunk from the bowl with a screw driver.
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Follow Up By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 02:09

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 02:09
Quite right, and do the same with your outboard motors.

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Reply By: Tracks n About - Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 20:54

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 20:54
Thanks All,
I have spoken to to the campers next door and passed on your info. They asked if I knew where the fuel switch was on the Honda genies. Nope I replied,wasn't even aware there was one. So we asked other people in our camp ground who have the 20 I. No one seems to be aware of a fuel switch. So could anybody throw any light on this.
The people with the 10 I haven't had it happen again,so it relly has us all baffled !!

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Follow Up By:- Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 21:33

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 21:33
The fuel switch is integrated with the ignition kill switch so there is no way you can empty the carburetter by running it dry. The only way is to remove the cover and open the drain screw on the bowl.

I use fuel additive which seems to keep the gunk out.

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Reply By: Wilmo7 - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 04:04

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 04:04
Gidday!
One of the reasons, which I should have mentioned before (my apologies), for the fuel getting through into the engine can be caused by the float needle valve sticking or having some impediment under it which stops it from closing properly when the bowl is full. I must say that I am unfamiliar with the Honda 10 I genie so my submission may be useless to you. The float needle valve should close when the carby bowl is full and prevent leaking into the engine. This may be a cause of your problem.
I hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: Bobrovin - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 07:38

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 07:38
As well as the needle valve sticking, it could also be that the genny was stored on an angle which allowed the float to drop enough to let the bowl contents run into the motor
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