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Old 05-27-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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Question Honda EU3000 Tuneup Comment

Other than a couple of ATVs purchased back in the 80s, this is only the 3rd Honda product. I have a couple of comments about the design of this particular genny.

It would be nice if you could access the drain plug w/ a wrench from the side rather than using the supplied socket from underneath.

The air filter is the foam & oil type. Isn't that technology from the 50s & 60s? Why not use a replaceable paper one? I think 1 if not both of our lawn mowers use this style of filter.
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At least you have a drain plug. You remove the oil from my 2000 by tilting it to the side and pouring it out the fill hole.
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Not sure about the air filter but my Eu3000is drains from the end of the engine not underneath.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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But just think of the cost savings due to no drain plug & no drilling/tapping operation during manufacture.
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Not sure about the air filter but my Eu3000is drains from the end of the engine not underneath.
Is that the large 3000 or Handi model? Mine is the smaller Handi genny.
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My eu3000is has a paper filter and the oil drain on the end. The access door on the side makes maintenance really nice. I was really torn between the eu3000is and the eu3000 Handi, but the slightly better specs on the eu3000is sold me on it. Weight wasn't as big of an issue for me with my toy hauler. I simply wheel it in and out of the cargo door with a 2 wheel cart. I love how quiet this generator is.
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The eu3000's are SUPER quiet. Nice units.
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