Re: The Bastard Stalls!
Originally Posted by Baz46
Maybe worth a try, not sure of the name of the product other than it being a carburettor cleaner.
Sorry I forgot to reply - useful info, thanks.
The spares web site I shall record some of the parts I noticed are generic (like the servos) but certainly for other parts might come in handy though I hope it will last long enough to make the next option scrapping it and buying another or one similar.
The carburettor cleaner I did buy and use but I am not sure it is something I would like to use often. It is definitely has a use as a paint stripper and is very corrosive. When used to clean parts there are probably safer cleaners so keeping it for spraying in the air inlet while the engine is running might be the best option because handling it seems a bit dodgy certainly worse than other solvents - I was very glad I was wearing latex gloves when I used it.
One thing I did do was run the fuel tank empty when I tested the generator, afterwards I flushed it out with ordinary unleaded petrol and run it for a while to be on the safe side. Don't really like E10, the ethanol has some bad side effects especially on small motors that don't run often - I don't mind it in my mower but these generators sit too long without being used and ethanol apart from dissolving some materials has an affinity for water. Anyway I will buy ordinary unleaded when filling my jerry can from now on.
My new 2KW generator has also arrived, it is much lighter than this one being only about 20kg all up so more suitable for travelling.
Naturally when it first arrived I had to test it. It's another Chinese engine with sine wave inverter, only rated for 1.6KW continuous but able to withstand higher starting loads - when I was testing it it took 2.3kW for a short while without tripping before the load dropped back to 1.5Kw. (The Fuji inverter trips almost the instant it reaches its rated load)
After putting oil and fuel in, the new machine started second pull which was quite impressive. Once it had warmed up I tried various loads and rapid changes of loads before doing the test above. For a cheapy it seemed pretty good at a quarter of the price of the equivalent Honda gennie.