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How to Change the Oil on a Honda Generator

28th January 2018 - Honda Generator Maintenance
How to Change the Oil on a Honda Generator

Today I will be showing you how to change oil on your Honda EU 2000 I.

Tools needed will be a flat head screwdriver, oil drain pan, a quart of Honda’s 10w-30. When getting ready to drain the oil in your Honda generator you always want to make sure before you tip it you turn the fuel valve up on top of the fuel cap, to off. That way prevents any spilling, a leakage or any fire as the machines spills. When doing the oil change on your Honda generator you want to make sure that you run it to an operating temperature in order to ensure that everything drains properly and you get a faster drain when you’re draining the oil.

To access into the oil use a flat head screwdriver remove the access panel on the side right here in the bottom left hand corner. This acts as an oil dipstick oil fill and oil drain. Notice that they give you actual drain. Access it when you pour it out into a drain pan or whatever your dumping it into. So in order to drain the oil, remove the cap. Simply tip the machine on it’s side and let the oil flow out. Once it’s done draining tip the machine back on top. Use a rag to wipe up any excess oil that spilled on the housing when refilling your Honda generator.

When you use a Honda 10w 30, they recommend 13. 58 ounces to fill the machine up to the very top. Level up the threads and once you fill it to the proper level again you want to make sure that at the very top of the threads inside the hole. This also comes with the dipstick you can measure. They don’t recommend you screw it in, just push it in until it’s at the threads then pull it back out. You’ll see what the level is on the stick and if you got the right level screw the cap back into the threads again. Make sure any excess oil is wiped off the generator before you put the access cover back on. Turn the generator on choke all the way to the on position and turn the fuel valve back on.

Give it a pull, let it warm up for 10 to 15 seconds and take the choke off. You’ll notice on the front of the generator this  green light shows that is making voltage. It is also equipped with a low oil alert. If you ever run the machine low on oil it will shut itself down to save the engine. Also there is a light on the front of the generator that shows you why it has shut down and if it is low oil it will give you a red light, to indicate low oil.

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