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Old 09-10-2016, 12:16 AM   #21
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I have a Champion 3400/3100w inverter model 100261 coming Monday, bought from Bottom Line Trading(BLT), the man in the video showing the Champion extended run mod, is one of the four owners,......I called BLT for info before placing my order and he answered the phone,... very nice conversation with him, it is a Christian owned company, bold enough in their faith that they even have a "statement of faith" page on their website, which is so unusual in the "politically correct" business world of today,.......I've watched the video, studied the lists from AJABOTT and hbillsmith, and am very interested in doing this mod after I've had a little time to use the gen. and be sure there's no warranty issues to address,.....has anyone following this thread done this generator mod, .........if you have, please post your results, I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to hear how it turned out,.................
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Old 09-10-2016, 08:39 AM   #22
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I have a Champion 3400/3100w inverter model 100261 coming Monday, ...has anyone following this thread done this generator mod, .........if you have, please post your results...
I did the conversion and it worked as expected. I setup my laptop close to my workbench and followed the Pinellas YouTube video step-by-step.

The only thing you will do different than what's in the Pinellas youtube video is you will make your own PCV replacement valve consisting of a couple of small (about 1.25") hose pieces you will cut from the 5 ft. fuel hose, a T-connector and a Check Valve. All of the pieces are in the shopping list I posted (make sure you get the last (3rd) posting '..FinalV2', not the earlier ones). Your handmade PCV valve will look exactly like the one from Pinellas.

The most difficult thing was getting the t-connectors pushed onto the tight fuel hose. After the first couple, I figured out that I could moisten the T slightly with spittle and it slipped in easier. Also, I mounted my Honda fuel pump close to the left edge of the Air Breather Box and wish I had centered it more like Pinellas did as it wouldn't have been so tight in there for me. Didn't cause any problems, just would have been a little neater.

Once complete, I turned the fuel selector knob to "Off", hooked up my marine tank, pumped the bulb just like I do to prime my outboard, turned on the choke, pulled the start cord and it ran like a Champ! for about an hour until I decided to turn it off. While running, I just disconnected the external fuel tank hose and let the unit run itself out before putting it away. I never put any fuel in the onboard tank and just ran from the external.

I didn't rush this project and I would say after all the parts had arrived, the actual installation took about 4 hours and I did it over a couple of days. If you are handy with tools and such, you could probably get it done in an hour. Wait until all your parts arrive. I sourced everything through Amazon because I have Prime account and that just made it easier (my total parts cost was $78) but you can find a lot of these pieces cheaper elsewhere (eBay, Walmart, etc.) if you are so inclined. My marine tank is a 15 year old 6 gallon Yamaha style so I didn't need to get a new tank.
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I did the conversion and it worked as expected. I setup my laptop close to my workbench and followed the Pinellas YouTube video step-by-step.
thanks bill, ..... in the video, he did the mod and then just stopped, without ever showing any evidence that it did work,..... that left me wondering "hey, does this idea really work",....... thanks for your reply and all the other work you put into the list and info you've provided,... I've already moved all the parts into a "shopping list" I have on Amazon, but it will be a little while before ordering and doing the mod, as stated in my previous post,.....again, thank you......
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You can either buy the Pinellas Champion Extended Runtime kit thru Bottom Line Trading or you can source the parts individually and use their video to guide your install which is what I did. I found everything on Amazon. If anyone is interested, here are some PDF files with my notes and parts list.
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