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Motormowers

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55
Last Subscription Date
07/13/2019
Last week I happened to be coming home from a doctors appointment in a town I usually dont venture to for anything and while stopped at a light I looked over in this shopping plaza at a pawn shop that had generators, bikes, and compressors outside for sale. I NEVER go to pawn shops, you really take a chance buying anything engine powered there. Against my better judgement I turned around and checked the place out. While looking at all the large Honda generators a guy walks out and asks if I had an interest ( they were priced way too high). I said no I was looking for stuff needing repair. He mentioned he had a Honda that was theirs from a good customer that said it ran and worked fine but they could never get it started and if I wanted it for $100.00 it was mine. So he pulls out this almost new EB3000c Cyclo converter unit thats only a few years old and clean. These are $1500.00 new. I got it for $50.00. I came home and put it on the bench and sprayed carb cleaner into the intake, nothing. Thinking this was too easy I removed the oil cap, low on oil! Topped it off and it started first pull! The thing is so quiet its amazing, I could run it all night without bothering the neighbors plus its clean power for the flat screen TV and my computers. I ran it with a load 20 mins and changed the oil then ran it out of gas and sprayed silicone lube in the gas tank to protect it. Then I listed my China Honda knock off I got for free on Craigs and got $150.00 for it and not only got a Honda now thats almost new but put $100.00 in my pocket. Sometimes life just goes our way.
 

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Leonard Keifer

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12/05/2018
It's amazing the number of people who don't know that Honda engines have a low oil cut off switch. Never got around to reading the owner's manual, I guess.
 

John Newman Jr.

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64
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01/10/2019
Amen to the Low Oil Cut-Off Switch!
Once got a call from a friend saying his Honda powered welder would not run at the jobsite he was at. Said it started in his shop before he left and now it wouldn't. I drive 30 minutes to get where he is and had him going in 2 minutes or less when I told him it needed to sit level and topped off the crankcase with some 30W. He still paid for my time & travel.
 

Motormowers

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55
Last Subscription Date
07/13/2019
Where in my post did I mention I listed it in the free section? Reading and comprehending a post may be another thing you're doing wrong.
 

Andrew Mackey

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05/14/2017
An admonition that should be observed by any generator owner - CHECK YOUR OIL BEFORE STARTING!. SHUT OFF BEFORE REFUELING AND CHECK OILBEFORE RESTART! :rant: Don't know how many times I have gone to out of service engines and generators only to find low or no oil in the crankcase :mad:
 
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