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Old 12-10-2017, 01:11 PM   #1
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Hutch Mountain Eliminator Switch Install on Honda EU 2000I

For those familiar with this can you guide me through the connection wiring. Looks like that is all there is to it, but I just want to confirm which one to switch out. Appeared the factory wiring there is the choice of plugging to the existing 4-wire or 2-wire plug. Or should I be looking for certain colored wires? It looks like a good option to limit the gumming issue in Honda EU 2000i carbs.
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:39 PM   #2
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Seafoam fixed my generator issue. Before I could only rub with choke on. The Seafoam cleaned out the crud and now it runs perfect. Iíll be sure to not leave the gas sit in the carb over winter. This aftermarket switch will allow you to run your gen's carburetor dry prior to storage on a Honda generator. The Eu 1000 doe not give you that ability. Well I noticed no responses so i presume no one knows about the install of. If something changes let me know. Thanks.
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:48 PM   #3
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I created a thread on Seafoam and my Honda2000. It worked for me, also. In the winter fill it with pure gas and a little Seafoam and it will be good as new next year.
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I know that nobody in my group drains fuel from their generators prior to storage. We all use Sta-bil. Never had any problems. No need for any switch. My Honda's are almost 12 years old now.
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I know that nobody in my group drains fuel from their generators prior to storage. We all use Sta-bil. Never had any problems. No need for any switch. My Honda's are almost 12 years old now.

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Do you mean engine kill switch?

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For those familiar with this can you guide me through the connection wiring. Looks like that is all there is to it, but I just want to confirm which one to switch out. Appeared the factory wiring there is the choice of plugging to the existing 4-wire or 2-wire plug. Or should I be looking for certain colored wires? It looks like a good option to limit the gumming issue in Honda EU 2000i carbs.
Simple, open large access door, look at wiring on bottom right that show a green and black wiring plug matching your new switch colors, disconnect original and plug in new switch connector. Did you not receive a small instruction sheet with yours?
If not look at the Honda EU2000i craigs list Myrtle Beach, SC site as I have some pics there that may help in locating switch install location.
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EU2000i engine kill switch

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For those familiar with this can you guide me through the connection wiring. Looks like that is all there is to it, but I just want to confirm which one to switch out. Appeared the factory wiring there is the choice of plugging to the existing 4-wire or 2-wire plug. Or should I be looking for certain colored wires? It looks like a good option to limit the gumming issue in Honda EU 2000i carbs.
It works very well, but still should drain float bowl as there is normally a bit of fuel remaining, simple task.
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I know that nobody in my group drains fuel from their generators prior to storage. We all use Sta-bil. Never had any problems. No need for any switch. My Honda's are almost 12 years old now.
2X use sta-bil on all my small engine's

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It works very well, but still should drain float bowl as there is normally a bit of fuel remaining, simple task.
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FWIW, Honda recommends StaBil brand stabilizer.

During use season I run all my power equipment and motorcycles on E-10 fuel. At the end of season, I drain the tanks with a siphon or carb drain, then add some E Free gasoline with StaBil and run for 10 minutes. As is usually the case, a little time spent on maintenance reaps the benefits of reliable performance.
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Thanks for the help on my 101 questions.
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Just use STA-BIL fuel conditioner. More convenient & works wonders!
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Hey benchmarks.

Thought I would chime in. You are looking for the 2 wires, green & black at the bottom of the case. Here are some pics:











Anyone can build their own switch or we do have them at Hutch Mountain. Plug & Play; No soldering or wire cutting. This same switch is included with our "tri-fuel" propane conversion kits for the EU2000i or available separate for gasoline only use.

I agree with the the Seafoam & Stabil comments. I would use them in conjunction the switch since gas will still be stored in the tank. The switch just gives you that extra layer of protection. Love my Honda's, but Yamaha always touts that they have a separate shutoff switch to drain the carb. Now we Honda owners have one!

As always, if you have any Q's, just give us a shout. We are here to help!

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hey benchmarks.

Thought i would chime in. You are looking for the 2 wires, green & black at the bottom of the case. Here are some pics:











anyone can build their own switch or we do have them at hutch mountain. Plug & play; no soldering or wire cutting. This same switch is included with our "tri-fuel" propane conversion kits for the eu2000i or available separate for gasoline only use.

I agree with the the seafoam & stabil comments. I would use them in conjunction the switch since gas will still be stored in the tank. The switch just gives you that extra layer of protection. Love my honda's, but yamaha always touts that they have a separate shutoff switch to drain the carb. Now we honda owners have one! :d

as always, if you have any q's, just give us a shout. We are here to help!

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