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Old 02-28-2012, 11:05 AM   #11
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Go to Boliy web site

Go to the BOLIY web site. They dropped the price $209.00, the old price was $1199.00 for the manual start, the new price is $990.00, includes cover, shipping to lower 48.

Boliy Pro3600SI Digital Inverter Generator - Free cover and Free shipping (click here to order)
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:07 PM   #12
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I also have been researching Boliy generators. They have been around for 5-7 years and have advanced the basic 3600 and 3600 electric start alot. Back a few years they had issues with gas caps leaking, connectors coming apart but I havingt heard anything about the engines failing or the solid state converter failing.
The units weigh 70-78 lbs and cost between $990 and $1,090 for the electric start model.
They are rated at 3,000 watts and can handle start up suges greater than 3,000 for I think 15 seconds. Noise level is the same as Honda and Yamaha. You can see video on the sound levels on YouTube.

The weight is half of the Honda EU3000is (143 lbs dry) and $1,000 instead of $2,000 plus for the Honda. It only has a 1.9 gal fuel tank and for me that is just what I need. Under full load 3,000 watts it says it will run 4-5 hrs. Much more for less loads and in Economy mode.

Many have modified the fuel system and added marine fuel tanks to gravity feed fuel.

The exterior is plastic and metal and most are bright red in color.
The new 2012 models have the silver gas cap and metal fuel tank and the older ones have a black plastic cap and plastic fuel tank. Also the new ones have a metal bar around the pull cord to protect the choke handle from getting hit.

Anyone have and more first hand reports on their operations?
Where did you buy it from
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:27 AM   #13
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make sure it isn't obtrusively loud ! Not only for any neighbors you might have but even for your own enjoyment .
Id recommend hearing it run !
This is one of the reasons we bought a new Yamaha a few years ago. We got tired of listening to our own generator at the parks, even though the specs were within the limits of the National parks. We have a 2400 watt so that I have enough power to run my refrigerator and boiler at home when we loose power. It was quiet enough that the time we had to run it overnight, it was about 20 feet from our bedroom window and you could barely hear it run.

I guess what I am saying is that as long as the quality is there, I would be comfortable buying one of the "off" brands.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #14
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This is one of the reasons we bought a new Yamaha a few years ago. We got tired of listening to our own generator at the parks, even though the specs were within the limits of the National parks. We have a 2400 watt so that I have enough power to run my refrigerator and boiler at home when we loose power. It was quiet enough that the time we had to run it overnight, it was about 20 feet from our bedroom window and you could barely hear it run.

I guess what I am saying is that as long as the quality is there, I would be comfortable buying one of the "off" brands.
I'm close in buing mine soon. I have read many reviews and the quality has changed since they first starting selling in I think 2005.
DAISY BOYKIN ordered one last week and should be getting it soon.
I'm sure he will give us a report after he gets it.


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Old 03-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #15
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Sorry about the previous message and not checking my spelling.
Anyway I just ordered the Boliy Pro3600Si generator for $990 from the California location. Being it was a backup unit for the RV I decided not to get the electric start. That will be a few less parts to worry about and almost 10 lbs lighter.
The nice thing was they (CA) had PayPal and the others just had CC.
Free shipping and no tax.
Now all we can do is wait and see how long DHL shipping will take.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:25 PM   #16
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Honda gennie

I spent weeks deciding which gennie to buy. I finally bit the bullet and got a Honda 6500 with all the bells and whistles. It rides in the bed of our truck up against the cab. At a rest area, with it running it cannot be heard even in the forward bedroom of our 5th wheel. I would have loved to get one that runs on LP but Honda does not offer a factory multi-fuel version. There is an aftermarket company who makes a tri-fuel adapter but it voids the Honda warranty. I bought the Honda on-line from an outfit in a Chicago suburb, no tax, free shipping and a great price.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:44 PM   #17
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I Just got an email that the genereator will be mailed FedEX tomorrow and should be here by Monday or Tuesday next week. That is from the location in San Diego CA.
Now that is nice and fast. I will keep you posted.
Here is the picture of the RED Gen but without the electric start
The basic model Boliy Pro3600Si without electric start.
Oh I added the spec sheet on the unit
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:31 AM   #18
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Here is the YouTube link video and you get to hear the difference between the Boliy and the Yamaha generators in ECO Mode and full run mode.
Boliy 3600 vs. Yamaha 3000 sound comparison. - YouTube


Here is one with nothing plugged in yet.
http://youtu.be/QFKXfE4vNfc
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #19
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I found some great tutorials in working on them at this link.
http://www.trexgenerators.com/boliyresources.php

Boliy Generator How-To Articles

How To Disassemble And Reassemble Boliy Pro3600Si Generator Case

Boliy Pro3600Si Basic Troubleshooting

Running Your Boliy Generator

Boliy Generator Maintenance

Boliy Pro3600Si Carburetor Adjustments

Accessing The Fuel-Mixture Screw Photo Tutorial

How To Check Boliy Spark Plug

Boliy Pro3600Si Fuel and Oil Recommendations

Boliy AC and DC Functions

Storing Your Boliy Generator

Boliy Generator Low Oil Warning System

How To Properly Gap Boliy Spark Plug
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:54 PM   #20
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The more I serch the more I read about the older Boliy generators and their problems. Seems the old plastic gas tank and black plastic gas cap was a major problem. I also read those original ones had wire connectors hot together and not allowing the battery to charge. They all got their units fixed but interesting reading.

The new 2012 Version 7 that is out now has the chrome gas cap, metal gas tank and a new invertor box as well as better engine mounts.
When I get mine in a few days I will check it out and report back. I may even do a video for you all.
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