Layman Equipment Manuals
We've sifted through the lengthy manuals that come with the equipment and have written our own quick reference manuals for the layman and mechanic alike.
I think it would be a good idea for everyone to be familiar with the equipment and know general operation of them. Feel free to add or modify these manuals as the year progresses. Remember that future classes could be able to utilize these manuals too.
Honda Generator Quick-Guide:
1) Honda Generator EU2000i
Use Unleaded Gas with Octane rating of 86 or higher.
Use 10W-30 motor oil ( good in 0 - 100+ Degrees F.)
Use outdoors or in a well-ventilated shop.
-Turn the vent on the gas-cap to ON if it was closed.
-Turn engine switch located next to the pull starter to ON.
-To start a cold engine flip the Choke lever located on the side panel to OPEN, and return it to CLOSED once engine is running
-Grab the pull starter and pull like hell to start
-Plug in appliances
- We will be using AC outlets for our appliances. (12V DC would be used only for charging car batteries)
-The bottom indicator light is GREEN if engine is operating normally
-The middle indicator light is RED if the generator is Overloaded or short-circuited. Power will then be cut off to AC terminals. Unplug unnecessary gadgets. Reset the AC circuit protector by pressing the button on the front.
-The top indicator light is RED when the oil is low and should be added to.
-After engine has run a minute or two you may then switch the Eco-Throttle ON, only if you wish to have it idle at a lower RPM when there is little or no load
-In an emergency simply turn the engine switch OFF
- Unplug all appliances
- Turn engine switch off
- Allow engine to cool, then turn the gas cap vent to OFF to prevent spilling gas when transporting the engine.
OIL: To check or add oil, remove the side panel when engine is OFF. The oil fill and dipstick are in the same screw off cap in the lower left. If oil level is low, fill with 10W-30 oil up to the threads of the oil cap. If oil is dark or a muddy color, drain the oil by tipping the engine on its side and letting the oil drain out into a pan.
Air filter: Take of the side panel, and the air filter cover. If it is dusty or has been used often, remove the main and outer filter sponge and wash in hot soapy water, rinse, and wring out. Soak the filters in clean engine oil and squeeze out excess oil before re-installing. Engine may smoke on start-up if too much oil is saturated in the air filter.