Honda EU10i generator problem

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My Honda EU10i generator keeps filling the sump with fuel after travelling on corregated roads, has this happened to anyone else and do you know of a fix.
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Reply By: haze - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 07:11

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 07:11
I reckon the the fuel tap has not been turned off and the road vibrations caused the carby float to jiggle and the needle valve to leak. If this is an inclined ohv motor with the carby above the inlet valve this is where the fuel will go, past the rings and end up in the sump. Another small point, when you stop the motor pull it onto compression stroke, this means both valves are closed and the valve springs are at minimum tension.
Hope this helps, cheers Haze
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Reply By: herkman - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 07:55

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 07:55
I think that Haze is right.

Perhaps another idea to use as well, is just before you shut the unit down, turn off the fuel. and let the engine run out of fuel.

This will cut out the supply

Regards

Col Tigwell
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Follow Up By: JC - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 08:07

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 08:07
Herkman
This in not possible on this honda generator as it is a common on/off and fuel shut off switch.

regards John
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Reply By: JC - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 07:58

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 07:58
We travelled to cape york With our Honda EU10i and had no problems though we did make sure all the on/off/fuel knob was off. I would have that tap checked that it is not faulty and letting a little fuel through in the off position.

John
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Reply By: Spy - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 21:09

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 21:09
The manual for my EU10i suggests that fuel should be drained from the tank before travelling on rough roads. It also explains how to drain fuel from the carbi very simply. The mention in the manual must be there for a reason!
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Follow Up By: AAP - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 22:07

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 22:07
Spy,
Thanks for the info, as usual if all else fails read the manual.
Seems like they need a fuel shut off tap, It is a shock to find the sump full of fuel

Thanks again
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Reply By: Eric - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 23:27

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 23:27
AAP.
Most small motors have a hose to vent the crank case to the air cleaner, may be the fuel is coming via the air cleaner if the fuel tap is not 100%. Eric.
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