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DD716TED

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Posted: 01/14/22 03:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any Champion Generator owners out there that can answer this.. My other generator is a Yamaha 2000IS and when I wasn't going to use it for awhile, I just shut the fuel valve off and let the carburetor run dry.. With the Champion there is no fuel valve to shut off.. I was led to believe that turning off the fuel tank vent valve, the fuel would run out and shut down. I have tried that but it continues to run on and on even with the vent shut off.. I want to store it for over several months. How do you run it dry or do you?

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Not sure of your exact model, but my Champion 2K model 100565 gas only, has a setting on control knob to run carb dry. It also has a drain, with hose out the bottom, if you'd rather empty carb that way.

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MFL wrote:

Not sure of your exact model, but my Champion 2K model 100565 gas only, has a setting on control knob to run carb dry. It also has a drain, with hose out the bottom, if you'd rather empty carb that way.

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Thank you for the response.. my generator does not have the run out of fuel setting on the switch..SO I just pop the cover, and open the drain screw on the carburetor and put the drain hose is a cup to drain the machine. I thought there would be an easier way such as what you have or my Yamaha generator has..

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Can't speak to the 2KW model, by my 4.6KW Champion dual-fuel model doesn't have a gasoline shutoff valve.

That's pretty much my only complaint about it.

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Thank you for the response.. my generator does not have the run out of fuel setting on the switch..SO I just pop the cover, and open the drain screw on the carburetor and put the drain hose is a cup to drain the machine. I thought there would be an easier way such as what you have or my Yamaha generator has..
This really is the best way to drain them of gas. Even if you run them until they stop running, there is still gas left in the carb bowl to possibly gum up and clog up things at a later time. Using the carb drain will drain virtually all the gas out of the carb bowl. It isn't as convenient, but if you aren't going to use it for a few months, it really isn't that much extra time if you think about it.


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Pinch off the fuel line to the carb with a pair of vice grips, run it until it dies. Remove clamp
Or dump the gas out and then run it dry. Or do, whatever. This is not a difficult task.


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Oh wait, you already know how to drain the carb. Sorry, that works.

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The problem with shutting off the vent is it relies on creating a vacuum in the fuel tank to starve the fuel system. If the fuel tank is not absolutely rigid, it can collapse a little providing substantial amounts of fuel...as a result it may take a long time under negligible load until it sputters to a stop.

This will vary a bit depending on if it's gravity fed or fuel pump fed. If it's fuel pump fed, it will likely take longer as it can create a stronger vacuum before fuel stops feeding into the carb.

A fuel shut off valve should be just prior to the carb, so as soon as you shut it off, the carb almost immediately starts using up the remaining fuel in the fuel bowl.

For shorter term storage, on our yamaha, I do just use the fuel shut off. I do stay nearby and when it starts stumbling, I pull the choke to get a bit more fuel out.

For longer term storage (like over winter), I pull the panel and drain the bowl directly.


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DD716TED wrote:

MFL wrote:

Not sure of your exact model, but my Champion 2K model 100565 gas only, has a setting on control knob to run carb dry. It also has a drain, with hose out the bottom, if you'd rather empty carb that way.

Jerry


Thank you for the response.. my generator does not have the run out of fuel setting on the switch..SO I just pop the cover, and open the drain screw on the carburetor and put the drain hose is a cup to drain the machine. I thought there would be an easier way such as what you have or my Yamaha generator has..


Have some fuel line between the tank and carb?

Simple enough, add a shut off. That is what I would do.

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You can also check to see what the tank connection size is and if it is threaded.. If threaded, they do make shutoff valves for tanks you can replace the existing fitting with.

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Posted: 01/15/22 04:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have 2 open frame generators that the carbs can be removed and dried very easily. Not just drained but removed, blow out the idle jet, etc.

I have an enclosed inverter model that is a pain to properly remove and dry the carb. I went through the process once and decided it wasn't worth the hassle. For this one I keep it full with gas treated with Sta-bil. So far so good


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