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starter removal

a) first - i keep seeing reports that your honda dealer can download and burn the manual to a cd and price fm honda is $20

but, in case you haven' thought it out, manual in hand is much nicer when...
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as it appears the board tolerates links to other forums

on this subject, which is basically safety related, i'd suggest you review the thread on this very subject at: generator to home panel connection - TractorByNet.com...
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could be solenoid but

sounds like bendix hanging up
but i sped past the basics - what airman said - check battery connections, connections on solenoid etc

i posted a thread on a honda forum on rebuilding my starter -...
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forgot - last shot assembled

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-1/613320/startersolenoid12.jpg
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solenoid rebuild

thought i'd share this for those that are cheap like i am and like repairing their machinery themselves


i've had some extra time on my hands transitting into retirement, and i had a starter &...
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Posted By larryccf

keep in mind

when running a gen off nat gas, you'll have 20% less hp from that eng than from gasoline, which translates into 20% less current output. 2nd problem with nat gas, it's going to need major gas supply...
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whoops - i speed read and sped right past the...

whoops - i speed read and sped right past the "generator" part
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Posted By larryccf

if the bendix gear is like the one on the starter i just

pulled down, it wouldn't make a difference if you could get the starter to reverse direction - the bendix gear rides on a huge pitched worm thread that causes the bendix gear to move out toward the...
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i was assuming user would already be using nat...

i was assuming user would already be using nat gas for home heating, clothes dryer, stove etc like i am
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glad it worked for you

you might want to consider getting one of the factory svc manuals - got mine at Repair Manual Catalog Online - RepairManual.com (http://www.repairmanuals.com), ran about $43 iirc, but sure helped to...
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agree on the propane having more energy than nat...

agree on the propane having more energy than nat gas

but the vaporization thing is also a factor of engine size, ie can it vaporize fast enough to keep up with a large engine - generator joe's...
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checking fluid level

if you look in thru the rear frame (behind the seat), thru the large opening on left hand side (left looking forward), you'll see
a large alum nut cap on the top left rear corner of the trans

it...
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back on the subject of using propane or nat gas

found this page at generator joe's website, and pretty interesting info : GENERATORJOE (http://www.generatorjoe.net/html/PropaneNGUse.html)

some good info / idea on helping propane tank vaporize...
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i'll be surprised if you don't get at least 35-36...

i'll be surprised if you don't get at least 35-36 hours at full load with your 13hp single cyl honda

my 20hp honda v-twin (and by it's nature a twin is going to be less efficient than a single...
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are you sure it's a return line? their web...

are you sure it's a return line? their web description calls it a "dual withdrawal feeds"

either way, what 31Ytech said works
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actually, occurred to me, if the 18hp twin is

like honda's twin 13 HP (i haven't seen the 18HP svc manual yet) then ignition for a single cyl engine would be fine - the 13hp fires both plugs every time
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aftermarket ign for 2 cyl engine

got my eyes on a 2 cyl honda 18 hp liquid cooled engine, but the lawn tractor it came out of is gone, and with it went the CDI etc

i'm thinking there ought to be aftermarket transistorized ign...
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actually, depending on the polymer, it will - i...

actually, depending on the polymer, it will - i work with fiberglass and epoxies - if you rough the polymer with a wirebrush, or rough sand paper, the resin will get a better bite to the surface and...
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only issue with propane for me (my gen is a...

only issue with propane for me (my gen is a trifuel)
a) propane reduces power of engine by 10% (nat gas by 20%) so that reduces kilowatts your engine will be able to produce - in my case, we only...
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Posted By larryccf

what 31YTech said

but another suggestion - egay always has mower parts for sale

if you're willing to adapt a different tank, there's a honda 3813 lawn tractor tank on the bay right now - and they never sell -...
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we only use it for summer power outages

i run a business out of my home and need the lights, phones, computers (and in the summertime, the A/C)
it gets humid around here and for some reason, i'm near a substation that all you have to do...
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shots of the spare tank

here are a couple shots of the aux 10 gal and the quick disconnect fitting
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-1/613320/hondagen2.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-1/613320/hondagen1.jpg
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quick disconnects

here you go - if the link doesn't work, then use the second link and punch in "fuel line quick disconnects" in the search box
those are the ones i have, have had them on my gen since 2000, and work...
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if it's sitting higher than the other tank, then...

if it's sitting higher than the other tank, then gravity will fill the orig gen's tank- a simple "T" fitting in the fuel line with a shut off on both tanks. But a warning - be sure to use one tank at...
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Posted By larryccf

i added a 10 gal tank from northern tool

Northern has a 10 gal tank, for about $90, that is meant to sit flat, with a fuel guage and a fuel shut off feed built in, included
here's a link NorthStar Gas Tank 10 Gallon | Generator Gas Tanks...
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