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Honda EU7000is vs Eu6500is


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Hey guys,

I was just wondering if you guys have experienced any issues with the newest Honda EU7000is fuel injection systems.

Some of you have stated that these generators have experienced issues with the fuel injection and I was just wondering if that is something that has been fixed.

If there are still issues with the fuel injection I will opt for a used EU6500is despite having 500 less surge watts and no 3 year warranty.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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My EU6500is has weathered several storms. I get around the problem of carburetor getting gummed-up by using 100 Octane aviation fuel. That has held up several years without any trouble.

Why would I upgrade to the EU7000is? One reason might be if fuel injection gets more hours out of a gallon of gasoline.

I understand that fuel injection has less trouble with old gasoline. Ordinary gas would be less expensive than aviation fuel.

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Hey guys,

I was just wondering if you guys have experienced any issues with the newest Honda EU7000is fuel injection systems.

Some of you have stated that these generators have experienced issues with the fuel injection and I was just wondering if that is something that has been fixed.

If there are still issues with the fuel injection I will opt for a used EU6500is despite having 500 less surge watts and no 3 year warranty.

Thanks in advance for your help!
I owned both. I sold my EU6500 to buy another EU7000 so I could parallel them. The EU6500's were prone to surging if the air box gasket was bad, or the battery door was off or if you ran it without a battery. The EU7000's has a redesigned air box and has no problems with surging. No carburetor problem because its fuel injected. If you could find a good used low hour EU6500 at a great price its worth looking into. Honda's NOT doing the parallel kit for the EU7000's so that's off the table.
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Thanks so much. I just ordered 1 form Electric Generators Direct. Backordered til next week.

I was initially going to buy a Generac standby unit but after hearing some of your feedback on this forum, I've lost my faith in Generac to be there for my family when we need emergency power
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Honda's NOT doing the parallel kit for the EU7000's
Why did they quit making the 7000 version? I thought it did exist for a while; it was discussed in this thread a while back. Not that I need it, but now curious anyway.
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Why did they quit making the 7000 version? I thought it did exist for a while; it was discussed in this thread a while back. Not that I need it, but now curious anyway.
My understanding is the breaker kept tripping under normal load. The problem with paralleling 240v is the generator's don't pickup the load equally and you get a buildup of neutral cross current. Its no good for the inverters. Honda really does need to build a true 50 amp 240v generator for home backup. I took a look at a few different diesel generators but my main problem is rotating diesel fuel. I have no way to do it. The EU7000 parallel kit would have been perfect for me. its a major letdown
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My EU7000 puts out smoky exhaust for a surprisingly long time after a cold start. It has done so since new. I’m not qualified to say whether it’s normal, but it sure is annoying. I wonder if there’s something amiss in the injection. There is no other indication of trouble - it makes steady RPM and puts out power, and once it’s warm, the exhaust clears up.

Fred M - I use 100LL aviation gas in a lot of my engines, but not in the Honda. I have read the engine has an exhaust catalyst, and if so, the leaded fuel would probably kill it. The controller might not like that.
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Is there any harm if I use synthetic 5w30 vs synthetic 10w30 I'm the eu7000is?

The coldest it ever really gets here is -10F. Is there any downside to using the 5w30 or is it unnecessary? Thanks so much!
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Is there any harm if I use synthetic 5w30 vs synthetic 10w30 I'm the eu7000is?

The coldest it ever really gets here is -10F. Is there any downside to using the 5w30 or is it unnecessary? Thanks so much!
If I lived where the temp dropped to -10 I would be using 5W30 I use to change my oil twice a year. In April I would put in 10w30 and in the winter 5W30. Now I just run 10W30. Here in NJ it doesn't usually get that cold. If I saw temps below 30 I would run 5W30 in the winter. I would want the oil to start splashing around as soon as possible. -10. That's cold.
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