Change Honda Generator Spark Plug

Detailing change of Honda generaor spark plug

How to Change a Honda Generator Spark Plug

Tools for the job

Change Honda generator spark plug. So you’re gonna need a 3/8 inch ratchet. This particular one has a very slim head. That’s the one I like but you certainly can use the normal router. Next tool, 14 millimeter spark plug socket. This is what the manufacturer recommends. I highly recommend getting the metric 14 millimeter size. This is a 3 inch regular extension. This fits into your spark plug socket. Phillips head screwdriver, flat head screwdriver. Gonna need a spark plug gapping set. You can get these at any auto parts store. Even Honda dealers do sell them. You’ll need that to gap your spark plug and then last but not least Honda spark plug.

So what are you gonna say. Why do I need the Honda? Watch the rest of this video and I explain it. It makes your life a little bit easier and you are guaranteed to get the right plug if you buy it from your dealer and all together that’s what you need is a pretty easy job. Watch the rest of the video when I’ll show you how I do it. Alright youtubers so one of my loyal viewers asked me if I could show you how to replace the spark plug on an EU 7000. So there aren’t a lot of videos on this because this generator is still pretty new.

When to replace the plug

But if you read the book you’re actually supposed to replace the spark plug, I think that the manual actually says whenever it needs it. But in my case I like to do the plugs every year and I might be a little bit old-school but I would recommend that you want to at least do it every two years. I’ve had a couple plugs over the years go bad and on something like a generator it’s well worth the 3 bucks to replace it before it ends up being a problem. So if your generator is brand new you don’t need to do it. But I think it’s important to know how to because you might need to do it at some point.

flat-head screwdriver I’m on the left hand side of the generator this is the left door and that’s if you’re facing the control panel it doesn’t really matter though you only have two doors so keep opening them until you see a spark plug so we’re gonna open this door and for purposes this video you don’t need to do this yourself Honda’s pretty clever this door has a tendency to want to close a little bit so if you actually lift this off it’ll actually come out and finagling it pops off so we’re gonna put this aside where it doesn’t get damaged or scratched.

The spark plug cover

In a previous video I showed you how to do the air cleaner but in this one we’re gonna learn all about the spark plug today let’s start with a Phillips head screwdriver easy enough and first let’s explain where the spark plug is so this is the spark plug cover right in this area and it’s identified with a very easy to see Phillips head screw so we’re gonna unscrew that just a few turns and this is what they call a captive screw so what happens is this screw never actually will fall out it holds the screw which is why they call it captive.

Now once it’s very loose don’t worry that it’s not gonna pop out you’re just gonna gently lift the cover off and so now at this point what we’re gonna do we need some close-up so you can really see how this works. So the spark plug boot as they call it is actually right here so when you’re at home don’t be so nervous because this area is pretty well lit because I’ve got some creative lighting going on but at home you might not be able to see it quite so well. I actually recommend doing it outside if you can.

14mm spark plug socket

Now all you need to do no tools I just have my hand with of course my gloves on and this little boot tab right here. It might not be the exact name for it but all you need to do is pull that off. So the easiest way is to just use your hands and grip it with your thumb and your forefinger and just pull that out and that’s it. So right now you can see that we’ve got the boot off and underneath in here for my fingers pointing hopefully you can see the top of the spark plug that’s right here.

Now what we’re gonna do. I like to tuck this out of the way a little bit here. Now what we need to do now we need a spark plug tool that’s gonna go in there and I’m gonna show you how that works. Bit of a tight clearance. You’ve got your spark plug in here and you’ve got a frame right here. So my recommendation is you’re gonna need a spark plug socket and in this case because this is a foreign machine or a Japanese machine it’s metric. But you can use other sizes but the official size is a 14 millimeter spark plug socket. This may not look exactly like yours does but 14 millimeter is the size you want.

Need an extension

So the next thing you’ve got to get because this by itself is going to be so far in you won’t be able to do it. You need an extension. I recommend a particular extension of this size. The reason is this is a three inch extension. So if you use a longer extension than these two so I’m gonna put these together. Therefore you’re looking for about six inches of length on this and the reason you need this is the next step you’ve got to do is insert this tool onto the spark plug and make sure it’s seated properly. But the real challenge is as you can see it’s a little bit tight in here.

if you get an extension that comes way out the problem is the angle. It’s gonna hit this frame and you’re actually going to damage your spark plug. So my recommendation is you want the extension inside the frame so the frame is actually here. The extension is in. See if I can zoom a little more hard to get from that angle but you’ll see it when I put the ratchet on it. So in my case I’m using a little bit of an old-school ratchet. This is just a regular ratchet even though it looks a little bit unusual.

Loosen spark plug

I like it for tight situations. So at this point now again I’m gonna push the boot out of the way a little bit. I’m gonna put this spark plug two lon so again the key is you don’t want any pressure on this ratchet. I can still put my finger up in the frame in the still room sometime. Zoom in in this a couple of different ways so that you can really get the angle of what’s going on here. So again I’ve got the ratchet on top of the spark plug boot and I can’t stress this enough. Because if you are putting pressure on that spark plug as you pull it out you absolutely can damage it.

Now the key is if your ratchet is a little bit Wiggly afterwards that’s okay as provided that you’re using the 14 millimeter socket has to be tight on there but you just need clearance for the ratchet. So I’m sorry if I’ve over explained that. But it’s really important. The next thing you’re gonna do is you’re gonna loosen your spark plug. Okay that’s out so in my recommendation I don’t use my ratchet to loosen the spark plug once it’s loose. I pull that right off and then I’m gonna actually twist this by hand and the reason again I do that is because if I’m doing it by hand I’m not going to damage this.

Unscrew plug

So I’m gonna slowly do this and I’m gonna unscrew it and you keep going until it really is quite loose and again if you using a spark plug socket once you’re done and you take the plug out it should come out and the plug should be on the NDA sockets. Let me zoom back out a little bit now and it actually looks pretty good. That’s your spark plug hole right there. So now that we’ve got a spark plug out we’re gonna get a replacement. We’re gonna take a look at it all right. So now we want to get our new spark plug ready and get it installed and it’s actually pretty easy. I’ll show you the steps.

So the first thing to talk about is the ends of these spark plugs. Now when you look at the ends you see these threads. In the old days used to spend a lot of time and effort putting anti-seize compound on these and I know that a lot of guys still do. By today’s standards in per NGK who is the manufacturer of the spark plug honda recommends you do not put anything on these threads. So you take the spark plug right out of the box and it is ready to go except for one thing all right.

Use feeler guage

So now we’ve got to gap this plug so let’s take our feeler gauge and we’re going to put it into the gap and we’re going to run it in. Now there should be a little bit of resistance here and that’s what you’re looking for. Just a small amount of resistance. It shouldn’t be very loose. It shouldn’t be so tight that you can’t get it in. My recommendation is if this is not the case I don’t recommend bending these in your own unless you’re pretty experienced. So my recommendation again. I said it earlier. Buy this plug at a Honda dealer ask for the Honda branded plug.

It won’t actually have the Honda name on the plug. It’ll still say MGK but it’ll come in a Honda box so when you look at it this is going to be the end of it it’s gonna say BP r6 is so this is the correct plug per the manufacturer’s instructions for the EU 7000 is. So again if you’ve learned one thing from this part make your life easy pay two dollars extra and go to the Honda dealer or order it online. Get the Honda part number of the plug and you’ll get the plug ready to go. Typically it’s gapped. But I’m still telling you it’s worth double-checking it with that feeler gauge to make certain.

Retighten the plug

Or if you having a problem ask your dealer to check the gap and they typically will for you. You can still do the job yourself and save a lot of money. Alright so once your plug is gapped, and again you don’t need anything on the end of it, all we need to do is take our sparkplug tool reattach the plug in it and now our goal is to get the spark plug in that hole. So very gently you are going to put that tool right back in and I like to wiggle a little bit and once you feel that that spark plug is there you can very gently. I absolutely recommend you turn that tool by hand.

You’re gonna spin it until the spark plug finally tightens up and again I do not recommend using the ratchet until the spark plug finally reaches the bottom like it did right there. So I can’t turn it any more by hand and if you want to check it to be sure you can even loosen it just make sure it feels like it’s threading in smoothly. Now I’m gonna retighten it back up to where it was and now all we need is to use our ratchet.

Replace connector

So take our ratchet. Put it on there and I have to reverse the direction and this is again just a average ratchet and when you tighten it this is where things have a little need to be tight but not so firm that they’re gonna tear the end of it off. So I just recommend putting it on fairly tight. Typically they recommend that after that spark plug touches the bottom that the ratchet moves a quarter of a turn. What a quarter of a turn means it goes from here a quarter of the way across. Consider a full circle so you go into fourth of the way and it can vary by manufacturer

So now that that’s done and it’s tightened up we’re gonna remove our ratchet and our spark plug tool. Now that our spark plug is installed and it’s tight we need to put this boot back on. it’s very easy. You just slide it on to the spark plug and you press it until it goes in all the way and a lot of times you’ll feel a little bit of a click from the connector. So I’m going to slide it on.

Replace cover

I don’t know if you could hear that but when I push this boot all the way in it made a little click. So now we’ve got the plug back in it’s tight. All we’ve got to do is, zoom out a little, is to put this cover back on. So this just very easily snaps on. Now that that covers on we’re just going to tighten it up. We’ll screw this in until it’s tight. So what this cover it doesn’t stay 100%. Like it’s pretty tight but if you pull in the edge you’ll see there’s a little bit of play. And that’s totally normal.

Now the good news is at this point we’re done. So we’re gonna turn our key to on. You’re gonna see some control lights light up and then once they go out you ready to go. Push the engine start. Make sure your eco throttle is on the off position that means the generators going to fire a full speed. Everything good. This concludes the spark plug change

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How to Store EU1000i – EU2000i Honda Generators

How to store Honda generators.

How to store Honda generators

How to store Honda generators. Welcome to the Honda power equipment video on preparing your EU 1000 I or EU mm I Honda generator for storage. To clean your generator simply wipe it down with a moist cloth for best results.

Clean your generator

Clean your generator when it is completely cool, never pour water on or into the generator for any reason. Gasoline can deteriorate and oxidize in as little as 30 days. Deteriorated gas will leave deposits that can clog the small passages of the carburetor. This causes hard starting and running problems. Honda recommends using a fuel stabilizer to slow down oxidation and prevent gum and varnish buildup. However, even gasoline treated with fuel stabilizer will deteriorate and oxidize when stored for a year or more.

How to store Honda generators for up to one year

For storage lasting less than one month. Add fuel stabilizer to the gasoline according to the manufacturer’s instructions and fill the generator fuel tank. Run the generator outdoors for 10 minutes to make sure the treated gasoline has reached the carburetor.Then turn it off. Once the generator has cooled turn the fuel take vent off and store the generator in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.

For storage times between one month and one year run the generator with stabilizer treated gasoline in the tank for 10 minutes and then drain the carburetor. To drain the carburetor remove the maintenance cover, loosen the carburetor drain screw and drain the gasoline into a suitable container. When fuel stops draining from the carburetor tighten the drain screw. Wipe up any spills and reinstall the maintenance cover. Always dispose of gasoline in an environmentally responsible manner.

How to store Honda generators for over one year

For storage times longer than one year drain the fuel tank and the carburetor, change the engine oil and add five cc’s of clean motor oil to the cylinder. To drain the fuel tank remove the fuel cap and the debris screen then use a hand pump to drain the gasoline into an approved container. When the tank is empty reinstall the debris screen fuel cap and turn the fuel tank vent off. Remove the maintenance cover and drain the carburetor into a suitable container.

Remove spark plug

Next remove the spark plug cover and disconnect the spark plug wire. Turn the engine switch on and pull the starter grip several times to drain the gasoline from the fuel pump. Turn the engine switch off, tighten the carburetor drain screw, wipe up any fuel spills and reinstall the maintenance cover, Then reconnect the spark plug wire and reinstall the spark plug cover. It’s best to drain used engine oil when the oil is warm not hot. Make sure the fuel take vent and the engine switch are off then remove the maintenance cover and dipstick place a drain pan next to the generator and tip the generator toward the drain pan.

Drain used oil

Allow the used oil to fully drain add 10w30 oil to bring the oil level to the upper limit of the oil filler neck. When the oil begins to run out the oil level is correct. Reinstall the dipstick, wipe up any spilled oil and reinstall the maintenance cover. Always dispose of used motor oil in an environmentally responsible manner. To reduce the possibility of rust forming on the cylinder or valves. Honda recommends putting five ccs or 1tsp of clean motor oil in the spark plug hole. Remove the spark plug and put the oil into the cylinder. Pull the starter grip two or three times to distribute the oil then reinstall the spark plug and tighten it 1/8 of a turn after the spark plug seats.

Reconnect spark plug

Do not over tighten the spark plug, reconnect the spark plug wire and reinstall the spark plug cover. Finally, pull the starter grip slowly until you feel resistance. Make sure the engine and exhaust are cool before installing a cover or storing your generator near other items. Install the cover and store your generator on a level surface in a cool dry area away from direct sunlight. Do not use a plastic sheet to cover your generator. Non-porous dust covers trap moisture and promote rust and corrosion.

Conclusion

This concludes the video tutorial on preparing your EU 1000 die or EU 2000 die Honda generator for storage. Always refer to the owners manual for clarification and more details on the processes shown in this video for additional resources visit the Honda generator service partspages on Amazon.

Honda EU7000 Generator

Honda EU7000 Generator

Today we’re taking a look at the most powerful of the Honda Inverter series generators, the EU7000is. For situations when you need a lot of portable power, this generator delivers. Very fuel-efficient, it offers a long running time, you’ll be able to run this generator for up to 12 hours at half load on only 19. 2 liters of fuel. With its clean power output and quiet operation,the EU7000is is ideal for a variety of residential and commercial applications such as powering outdoor events, backup power at your home or for power tools on the job site. This high-output generator offers the best in portable power available today, making it perfect to take along to the campsite, to your RV or at the cottage.

Extremely versatile, this generator makes use of a dual-voltage inverter that allows you to power up appliances and electrical devices that require either 120 or 240 volts. With the voltage selector switch, you have the option to choose between using both 120 and 240 Volts, or 120 Volts only. Choosing the 120 Volt only option enables you to power units with larger wattage requirements by allowing the total generator output to be available through the 120 outlets. When you’re choosing a generator, it’s not just the amount of power, but it’s also the quality of power produced that’s important. The EU7000is incorporates the Honda inverter technology, designed to power computers and sensitive electronic equipment that demand a consistent, clean and stable electrical current. So you can be confident that you’ll have the right solution to power up all your devices from your phone, to your tablet or laptop. Another important feature to look for in a generator this powerful is portability, and this generator is designed for easy moving and transportation. It comes standard with the 2-wheel kit for better manoeuvrability.
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The handles can be raised for transport and lowered for more compact storage. The push-button start makes it simple and convenient to get this generator going. Other features like the easy-to-read fuel gauge, electronic circuit breakers, recoil backup and Oil Alert technology all add to the worry-free operation of this unit. The EU7000is is also the first generator to utilize fuel injection, which reduces maintenance associated with carburetors and fuel storage issues. With its versatile high-quality power, durability, portability and compact design,this generator is perfect for a variety of recreational, industrial or emergency situations.To find out more about the EU7000is and the entire line of Honda generators be sure to subscribe here for all the latest updates from Honda.

Honda Power Equipment EB2000IT1A 660010 2,000W Portable Generator

Honda portable generator

OSHA worksite compliant – meets job site emission and safety requirements. Inverter – stable power for sensitive equipment & electronics.

2000 watts, 120V
Ideal for tv/dvd, satellite, fridge, coffee pot, and more
Super quiet
Easy to carry – less than 46 lbs
Fuel efficient – up to 8.1 hrs on 1 gal of gas

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Honda EU1000i Inverter Generator, Super Quiet

Honda EU1000i Invertor Generator

Honda EU1000i Inverter Generator, Super Quiet, Eco-Throttle, 1000 Watts/8.3 Amps @ 120v (Red)

1000 watts, 120V
Ideal for TV, lights, fans, small power tools and more on camping trips, power outages and home improvement projects.
Very quiet generator operates between 53 to 59 dBA.
Lightweight and mobile at 29 lbs
The generator is very fuel efficient and can run up to at 1/4 load for 8.3 hrs on 0.6 gal of gas

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Honda EU2000i Super Quiet 2000W Generator with Inverter, Silver Storage Cover

Honda EU2000i Super Quiet 2000W Generator with Inverter

The Honda EU2000I1A1 2000 Watt Portable Generator comes with Outdoor Silver Storage Cover (Honda 08P57-Z07-00S). The EU2000i is super quiet, fuel efficient, and portable. It can also power a laptop, fridge, freezer, or a CPAP machine for Sleep Apnea when you are camping or lose power.

Get a Good Deal for Genuine Honda Parts

Get a good deal for genuine Honda parts

Get a good deal for genuine Honda parts. Many people trust the quality of Honda generators. This is because the brand itself is known for giving people the exact characteristics they look for in machines such as generators and its parts. They are reliable, quiet, fuel- efficient, portable, and clean power.

Their units have been considered as dependable which can keep running on for years. Their engines are also designed to provide low decibel levels, lightweight, and have low power spikes and interruption. So if youre going for a cheaper generator which is not Honda, you will only get clones.

Once you have chosen your unit, you’re expected to maintain it by changing its parts when necessary. Yes! The best designed generators also need proper repair and maintenance. This only means enjoying its sweet benefits for a long time. You can also prevent frequent repairs by dressing up your generator with certain accessories. A good parallel kit will allow your unit to run in parallel for more power. A generator cover will also prevent it from foreign particles that will affect its function.

Depending on how often and how hard you use your unit, at some point you need to change certain parts for smooth operations. At times, you may consider trying out other accessories or parts which are offered by others instead of Honda. This can be tempting if we have a budget to keep.

But the truth is… using parts which are not genuine Honda will only cost you more. At first, you can save a little money but because these parts aren’t for Honda generators, this will require you to change the parts frequently.

When you plan to buy a generator that you will use for a long time means spending a little more money at the start to protect this investment. There are different Honda dealers to whom you can talk to and get a good deal. There are also other users who sell their generators and parts for a cheaper price which you can find online like e-bay. Some of these users have wrongly bought a part or decided to upgrade their generators so they’re selling their old ones. You can also check Babbitt’s online website to get guaranteed low price for genuine Honda parts and generators.
The Different Honda Quiet Generators

In life, there are a lot of natural calamities that lead to power outage. Usually, a power outage last for 3-5 days or even more, depending on how fast electrical company works in order to revive power in a specific area.This is indeed inevitable as you dont know when it is going to happen or how it will affect you. It is one of the common problems why some businesses, especially the small one actually end up in closure as they dont know how they could actually cope when disaster strikes. Nowadays, there are a lot of organization who teach people to be prepared in situations like this. They disseminate information on the things the people should have in case an emergency occur. For small businesses, it is advised that they purchased a generator so they have continuous operation during a power outage.

There are some people who are hesitant to purchase a generator. Well, when you say a generator, aside from its ability to provide temporary electricity, its noise is one of the major complains of most consumers. Honda is one of the biggest distributors of generators in the country. They reven grant their customers request, thus the production of quiet generators. They have a wide selection of quiet generators distributed worldwide. Among of which include Hondas Super Quiet Inverter Generator Models and Hondas Super Quiet AVR (automatic Voltage Regulator) Models. Those models are considered as a reliable and fuel efficient electricity provider that enable to give stable power for a long period of time.

If you are actually tired of hearing those hoarse irritating sound from your old generator, you can actually change with the quiet one. You dont have to suffer anymore. A generator can help you cope with your encounter with natural disasters and power outage. It can help you even more with the existence of a quiet generator to work on a more soothing environment despite what happened.

The Remarkable Features of Honda’s Portable Generators

The Remarkable Features of Honda’s Portable GeneratorsWhen buying portable generators, you need to find out which appliances you’re using it with. You also need to figure out how much wattage you’re going to need by adding up the kilowatts of all of your devices. You should also add a few watts to the total in order to avoid an overload. Portable generators are also great for using in jobsites, camping excursions, boating trips and backing your power up at home. Since safety is a very big issue when choosing generators, you need to get them from the leaders in the industry. Honda is one of the trusted brands when it comes to portable generators.

Honda’s portable generators have so many remarkable features that their clients enjoy. Honda generators are known for its quiet operation. They are equipped with 4-stroke engines that make them both quiet and reliable. They are made of high-quality materials that help keep the noise level to a minimum. Honda generators are built to be fuel efficient and can run for long periods of time. They have large fuel tanks so that the generators can be used for a long time without the need to refuel. They carry compact and lightweight models so that you can experience the ease of storing and transporting your portable generator. Another great feature that users can enjoy is the easiness of starting it up. Some of their models are built with an electric start option to provide you with ease and convenience. Honda generators have a reputation for their reliability, durability and quality products. They are manufactured with the best materials and are tested at length to ensure that they meet the standards and exceed the user’s expectations.

If you need a portable generator, make sure that you get it from the best. Honda has been working hard to cater to the back-up power needs of a lot people. When you have a Honda generator, you can guarantee that its performance will last for a very long time.