Calling owners of Yamaha EF1000i generators.......

Submitted: Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 18:19
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I own one of these little beasts (yes I am one of those horrible bar-stools that keeps his beers cold with the aid of a petrol engine to charge my batteries via a apir of 3 stage chargers).

I seem to have filed my owners manual under "L" for "lost" and am in the process of doing an oil change. Trouble is I am not sure what weight the oil needs to be. I have some in the shed that is for my 4 stroke Briggs and Stratton mower, but not sure whether it'd be okay in the genny.

So, if you own one of these gennies could i ask you to check your manual and see if there is any mention of the type of oil to use. I know it holds about 200ml, judging by the amount I have drained out of it.

All answers appreciated......even those from solar-panel devotees...(hahahaha).

Roachie
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 18:27

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 18:27
Away from home on a shopping trip with SWMBO so have not got my handbook for our Yamaha genny with me but do recall that it takes 250ml after a hot drain , 4 changes per a 1lt bottle of Yamahlube that came with purchase.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 18:54

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 18:54
Thanks mate....
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Reply By: Tenpounder (SA) - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 18:32

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 18:32
Hi. Book says
All temps use YAMALUBE 4(10W-30) or SAE 10W-30

OR
0 degrees C to 25 degrees C use SAE #20 or 10W-30 or 10W-40
over 25 degrees C use SAE #30 or 10W-30 or 10W-40


Have fun
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 18:55

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 18:55
Thanks Chris.... I'll get some 10w40 tomorrow.....

Cheers

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Bushy nomad - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 21:59

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 21:59
G'day First time poster, I have checked Yahama manual, oil capacity is 0.32 litres.Having done it for the first time a couple of weeks ago I found it easier to measure the oil exactly and put the gennie at a 45 degree angle and pour the oil in with a small funnel, that way it came just up to ther right level.
Regards
Foxy
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 19:07

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 19:07
Castrol 85/140 ,...... You'll never have to worry about changing the oil again!!


Hahahahaha!



Cheers Mate

Axle.

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Reply By: robertbruce - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 19:17

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 19:17
7000hrs+ recently changed from vavleine to penrite, all is good...
make sure you run half a tank full-pelt...
excellant machine...
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Reply By: Member No 1- Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 19:22

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 19:22
I can tell you what to put in a honda
and ditto ..i keep my beer cold without the aid of solar too
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian: SA - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 19:31

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 19:31
I'm using Briggs and Stratton (air cooled appliances) oil. Same specs as I recall - my little beast has done very little work - but with such a small sump, one can afford to change the oil a lot. Pic from my handbook.
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Reply By: garryk - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 20:15

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 20:15
G'day
I also use 10W/40 in my case Castrol Magatec which I also use in the Nissan Pathfinder R50 ,it available in lots of locations so as I always like to use the same oil each change thats something to think about

Garry
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Reply By: Bushy nomad - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 22:04

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 22:04
G,day First time poster I changed the oil in my Yamaha for the first time a couple of weeks ago. The sump capacity is 0.32 litres.
Regards
Foxy
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 17:16

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 17:16
Foxy, welcome to the forum and thanks for your input.

I'm not sure if you're aware, but there is a little rubber gizmo in the base of the gennie, just underneath the oil filler plug. It is designed to be removed and used as a type of filler-aid/funnel type of thing.

I've just filled mine up with the Briggs and Stratton stuff I already had here at home and only put 250ml in. After doing so (the gennie was standing upright when I filled it), I gently tipped it slightly and the oil started to breach the hole before I got too far, so I've left it at that. I'm guessing that there would have still been a small amount of oil left in there, hence it would not take the full 320ml it needs.

Cheers mate

Roachie
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 22:06

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 22:06
Roachie,
If you go here: Yamaha Owners Manuals and fill in the pulldown boxes on the left you can download a PDF of the manual for any Yamaha power product sold in Australia.

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Follow Up By: RV Powerstream P/L - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 07:16

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 07:16
I am using Amsoil Synthetic in both Yamaha and Subaru.
Ian
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 17:12

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 17:12
Thanks Geoff...... that's great.
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