Originally Posted by Oakman
Jeez, I never knew people were taking such precautions with their gennys. I put STA-BIL in the fuel tank every winter and that's all I do. We just finished our 7th season with our Honda EU2000i without any problems yet.
Question for ya. Honestly now think before you answer.....
how many pulls does it normally take to start your honda
after it's been sitting for a few weeks???
Mine takes at least 10-15 pulls to start.
It was that way brand new out of the box and every
time since unless I started it yesterday or sometime
When it was brand new I started it at home in Kentucky.
I played with it a couple times at home just testing.
I plugged in a heater to give it a load and burn the
paint off the muffler.
I put it in my truck and hauled it to Utah on vacation.
I decided to start it one day and I pulled that
!@#$%&*! thing until my arm was so weak I couldn't
pull it any more and it would NOT start.
I opened the gas cap. I removed the gas cap just in case
the high elevation had it vapor locked someohow.
I took out the plug and checked for spark- it had spark.
It was not wet with gas.
I pulled some more....
ZILCH it would not start.
I called my son an home and had him look for a small
engine shop in Moab Utah. He found one on the internet
and I drove to this man's house to find a yard full of old
lawn mowers and garden tractors.
He said leave it and he'd look at it tomorrow.
Just on a whim I told him I was going to try it one more
I pulled it one time and it started immediately
I took it back to our camp ground and started it and charged batteries.
It worked the rest of the trip but it usually takes me
5 or 10 pulls at best with the choke on to get it to start.
IS THIS NORMAL???
My Briggs and straton lawn mower starts with 1 or 2 pulls
after sitting all winter but it does not have a fuel pump
like the honda.
What's up with that??