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Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? #4534617
10/05/17 01:42 PM
10/05/17 01:42 PM
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Fort Campbell, KY
rummy Offline OP
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My options on hand:

T4 15W-40
T4 10W-30
T5 15W-40
T6 5W-40
Delo 5W-40
Delo !5W-40

Which should I use for break-in period?
Stick with the Honda Recommended 10W-30 or go with the T4 15W-40?
What would you guys use?

The plan so far:
10 minutes for warm-up, with no load, eco-mode on.
2 hours 400 watts eco-mode on
2 hours 800 watts eco-mode on
2 hours 1500 watts eco-mode off

Drain, the oil and refill with T5 15W-40 at 50hour intervals.

Thanks for responses and recommendations.


'08 Highlander Sport 3.5L V6
Pennzoil Euro 0W-40 & Fram Ultra

'15 Corolla LE
PP 0W-20 & Fram Ultra
Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy] #4534625
10/05/17 01:49 PM
10/05/17 01:49 PM
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So.....what does the actual owner's manual say to do? I'd do that.


2005 Honda CR-V EX, 263k
Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy] #4534649
10/05/17 02:20 PM
10/05/17 02:20 PM
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Rio Rancho, NM
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Let us know how you like it. Considering purchasing one.



Respectfully,

Pajero!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

1994 Montero SR 3.5 DOHC, 133,xxx
Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter
K-9-Co-pilot
Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: Pajero] #4534658
10/05/17 02:27 PM
10/05/17 02:27 PM
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Fort Campbell, KY
rummy Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Pajero
Let us know how you like it. Considering purchasing one.



Respectfully,

Pajero!


I just picked this beauty up online. Should arrive next week. They're on special for $899.00 right now, plus I used a coupon that brought it down to $879.00
To top it off they threw in a $50.00 gift card. So, it came out to $829.00 Not bad, eh?

coupon: 254876

www.northerntool.com

Last edited by rummy; 10/05/17 02:27 PM.

'08 Highlander Sport 3.5L V6
Pennzoil Euro 0W-40 & Fram Ultra

'15 Corolla LE
PP 0W-20 & Fram Ultra
Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: Chris Meutsch] #4534665
10/05/17 02:33 PM
10/05/17 02:33 PM
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Originally Posted By: Chris Meutsch
So.....what does the actual owner's manual say to do? I'd do that.


From the EU2000i owner's manual:

Use SAE 10W-30 or SAE30, API Service Category SJ or later
1st change @ 20 hours or 1 month's use (whichever comes first)
Future changes @ 100 hours or 6 months



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Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy] #4534673
10/05/17 02:47 PM
10/05/17 02:47 PM
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Slovenia EU
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Use sae40 oils.....and exercise generator with infrared cooker.....because when on lower outputs (200-800W) cooker is switching the load ON/OFF....so that you will not have constant rpms when breaking it in


2011 Hyundai i30 1.4 CVVT Shell Helix Ultra 5w40
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy] #4534685
10/05/17 03:10 PM
10/05/17 03:10 PM
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Their oil recommendations are about the same as the Firman I got this summer. I hooked it up to the camper with the AC that would cycle on and off for the break in period. Firman suggested synthetic after using their included oil for initial use. It's going on a trip tomorrow powering the camper for a week and half.
Good luck on the little Honda. A little care and use of stabilizer it should last a long time. I have a little Honda that's 37 years old. Man that makes me feel old.



97 Ford E350 D,99 F350 dually D
13 Scion Xb
12 Ford Transit Connect
06 Nissan Xterra
03 K1200 BMW
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Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy] #4534700
10/05/17 03:36 PM
10/05/17 03:36 PM
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Rio Rancho, NM
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Thank you sir!




Respectfully,

Pajero!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

1994 Montero SR 3.5 DOHC, 133,xxx
Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter
K-9-Co-pilot
Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy] #4534713
10/05/17 03:52 PM
10/05/17 03:52 PM
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South Florida
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Cheapest dino 10W30 oil you can find for the first two oil changes. I am of the opinion that it will break in slightly quicker with a regular passenger car oil than if you use a heavy duty engine oil. That's what I would do.

Then 15W40 or 5W40, whatever you have on hand.


17 Chrysler Pacifica Mobil 1 5W30
13 Yamaha XT250 Valv MC 10W40
12 Suzuki S40 Rotella 15W40
10 Acura TSX 2.4 PZL Plat 5W30
06 GMC Sierra Nextgen 10W30


Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: bubbatime] #4534724
10/05/17 04:02 PM
10/05/17 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: bubbatime
Cheapest dino 10W30 oil you can find for the first two oil changes. I am of the opinion that it will break in slightly quicker with a regular passenger car oil than if you use a heavy duty engine oil. That's what I would do.

Then 15W40 or 5W40, whatever you have on hand.


Agree fully with the above. Any reasonable quality cheap dino oil will be suitable for break in.

Variable loading is the way to do it. However, from my experience with my Yamaha EF2000is, despite a couple rigorous break in efforts, it took a full 900 hours before oil consumption became acceptable.

Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy] #4534824
10/05/17 06:08 PM
10/05/17 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: bubbatime
Cheapest dino 10W30 oil you can find for the first two oil changes. I am of the opinion that it will break in slightly quicker with a regular passenger car oil than if you use a heavy duty engine oil. That's what I would do.
Then 15W40 or 5W40, whatever you have on hand.


EXACTLY 100%

Cheap 10W-30 (at least SJ - which is actually pretty good oil)

Then I'd run 15w-40 in the summer and 0W-30 in the winter.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy] #4534837
10/05/17 06:24 PM
10/05/17 06:24 PM
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Fort Campbell, KY
rummy Offline OP
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Thanks for the feedback everybody. Pennzoil Conventional (Yellow Bottle) 10W-30 for the break-in it is. Then, I'll run Rotella T5 after that.


'08 Highlander Sport 3.5L V6
Pennzoil Euro 0W-40 & Fram Ultra

'15 Corolla LE
PP 0W-20 & Fram Ultra
Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy] #4534850
10/05/17 06:39 PM
10/05/17 06:39 PM
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Upper midwest
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Yea cheap oil, so you can scuff your piston skirt/cylinder from a tight engine. eek

Last edited by Mainia; 10/05/17 06:40 PM.
Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: Mainia] #4534877
10/05/17 07:22 PM
10/05/17 07:22 PM
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Fort Campbell, KY
rummy Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Mainia
Yea cheap oil, so you can scuff your piston skirt/cylinder from a tight engine. eek



Please, explain... I'm not an expert, by any means.

Why isn't PYB 10W-30 a good idea?
Not, looking for a (p i s s i n g) match. Searching for knowledge on the matter.

What would cause piston scuffing?

Last edited by rummy; 10/05/17 07:26 PM.

'08 Highlander Sport 3.5L V6
Pennzoil Euro 0W-40 & Fram Ultra

'15 Corolla LE
PP 0W-20 & Fram Ultra
Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy] #4534886
10/05/17 07:44 PM
10/05/17 07:44 PM
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the oil choices are fine if the starting temps are proper but what is the break in voo doo supposed to do.


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