Thursday, March 13, 2014
Honda 2000 Generator & extended fuel tank
Well I finally broke down & bought the chepo Honda generator,
Since this is OverTheTop.... I really wanted the Honda 3000 with remote auto start, but at $2300 + tax
and since I would only use it every once in a blue moon
I could not get myself to spend the money
I tested the Honda & so far here is My Bitch about it......
First off the Honda did not have a quick start guide......
AND it was a PIA to find the info fast, while trying it out in the rain & dark
As it was tested at the Factory it was partially 1/4 to 1/2 full with oil ( just leave all the oil )
I needed to buy 1 quart 30W oil & thats pretty cheap ass for Honda
2nd you need to buy a funnel for the oil ...also cheap ass from Honda
The choke has 3 settings, Choke - RUN & off , not labeled real well.
BUT - I did get a cheapie cover for free
The cap has a ON - OFF gas setting - also bitch to see in the dark
Finally filling the Honda is a Major PIA if using the gas station pump -
you can't see what your doing & will make a mess
(must use a plastic tank to fill slowly.)
I filled mine with .975 gallon
It ran about 4 hours using 80 amps combined on my 2 Magnum chargers, so thats about 320 AMP hours for .9 gallons of GAS
It ran quiet at around 1000 watts and the eco throttle worked great
I was able to close the door and watch TV no problem at all.
You really also wanna get the extended 72 hour run tank.
Honda extended fuel tank here: