Yammie e1000 Genset: Issue resolved

Submitted: Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 12:57
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G'day all,

I had been having some dramas with my 3 year old Yamaha Generator. It didn't want to rev out and wasn't putting out proper voltage.

Took it to local small engine fixer-upperer and have got it back today.

He said it was just the baffle in the exhaust that was gunked-up and that he's seen this issue before.

So, just a word...if you have one of these small gen-sets (Hondas do the same he said)...... keep an eye on the exhaust baffle

Roachie
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 13:03

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 13:03
G'day,

I think my 2400W GMC gets quieter the more "gunkier" it gets!

btw, like your Groucho reference there, good stuff.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 13:18

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 13:18
GMC is best not started Bushfix. LOL It doesn't need to be so noisy.
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 13:30

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 13:30
oh well, it never leaves the garage. use it as back-up power for my tank pump.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 13:16

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 13:16
Roachie our EO20i gets wasps building nests in the outlet pipe to the exhaust. Twice in two years now. Heather sorted it for me this time reminding me why I pulled the starter so many times previously.
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Follow Up By: Krakka - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 20:55

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 20:55
Hi John and Kath, sounds like it is not getting used enough LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 22:17

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 22:17
Krakka, you are SOOO right. LOL I seem to have other priorities at times. Last time was Easter which was fun but only two days. Kick bum, SWMBO will do that.
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Reply By: Moose - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 13:27

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 13:27
Thanks for that Roachie. Will have to check mine out now.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 15:33

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 15:33
Thanks Bill - will watch mine - I test run it for 10 minutes, every month now - I let it sit for nearly a year and had a hell of a time getting it back on song (fuel issues I guess) - also I take the back cover off in really hot weather - had a fuel block once - apart from these minor hiccups, a fine unit.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 15:50

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 15:50
Just looked more closely at the invoice ($35- by the way).... and it actually says "spark arrester"....not baffle. I don't suppose there is much difference, but thought it better to clarify.

Sorry for any confusion.

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Follow Up By: Blaze - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 20:46

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 20:46
Bill what you doing mate... I thought with power drop it would have been time for the Yam to get a Chev transplant LOL
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Reply By: Member - Hughesy (NSW) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 21:19

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 21:19
G'Day Roachie,

I'm assuming the Yammie was a 2 stroke????

Small 2 strokes like to rev and really need the exact fuel/oil ratio to run properly...just ask anyone who has done slow trolling in a boat for a long time ;) You need to give them a flogging at high revs to "clean" them out.

You sure you didn't add too much oil once?? That would gum the exhaust up because the oil won't all burn and will pass straight thru the exhaust...eventually blocking it.

I know my 15Hp Yammie use to run on 100:1 ratio and most people were amazed at how low that was.

Just an idea anyway mate. Lets hope you don't have a repeat.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 21:57

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 21:57
No mate, it's one of these new-age 4 stroke inverter gen sets. I do usually run it on the eco cycle (low revs and quieter), and I think maybe it could be that that is causing the issue.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 09:54

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 09:54
You've hit the nail on the head there, Roachie.....

Ya need to load 'er up to it's rated load and run 'er at full throttle on a regular basis, otherwise she'll end up with a glazed bore....
I give mine (Honda EU20i) a work-out with a 9" angle grinder and/or power saw from time to time... (that makes 'er sit up and take notice;-)))

Catch ya later:))

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Reply By: Member - Gaz@Gove (NT) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 21:57

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 21:57
Had the same thing happen with my whipper snipper.
Ripped out the spark arrestor and now she goes better than new.
Mmmmmmmm, now where do we go next?

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Reply By: Peter H - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 10:02

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 10:02
Just don't pull the "spark arrestor" out of your genset. It is there to stop sparks being emitted from the exhaust. The last thing you want is to accidentally start a fire when you are camping with you genset, and have the station owner sue you for every cent/house/car/van you have for the loss of fences, stock and feed! Be smart and take care of yourself and others.
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