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#4534617 - 10/05/17 01:42 PM Honda EU2000i "Break-In"?
rummy Offline


Registered: 07/27/16
Posts: 68
Loc: Fort Campbell, KY
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.
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#4534625 - 10/05/17 01:49 PM Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy]
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So.....what does the actual owner's manual say to do? I'd do that.
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#4534649 - 10/05/17 02:20 PM Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy]
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Let us know how you like it. Considering purchasing one.



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#4534658 - 10/05/17 02:27 PM Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: Pajero]
rummy Offline


Registered: 07/27/16
Posts: 68
Loc: Fort Campbell, KY
Originally Posted By: Pajero
Let us know how you like it. Considering purchasing one.



Respectfully,

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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


Edited by rummy (10/05/17 02:27 PM)
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#4534665 - 10/05/17 02:33 PM Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: Chris Meutsch]
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Registered: 12/01/16
Posts: 26
Loc: Alpharetta, Georgia
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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#4534673 - 10/05/17 02:47 PM Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy]
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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
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#4534685 - 10/05/17 03:10 PM Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy]
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Registered: 09/19/16
Posts: 1418
Loc: Minnesota
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.
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#4534700 - 10/05/17 03:36 PM Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy]
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Registered: 05/05/12
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Thank you sir!




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#4534713 - 10/05/17 03:52 PM Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy]
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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.
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#4534724 - 10/05/17 04:02 PM Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: bubbatime]
boraticus Offline


Registered: 04/19/09
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Loc: Canada
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.

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#4534824 - 10/05/17 06:08 PM Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
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.
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#4534837 - 10/05/17 06:24 PM Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy]
rummy Offline


Registered: 07/27/16
Posts: 68
Loc: Fort Campbell, KY
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.
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#4534850 - 10/05/17 06:39 PM Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy]
Mainia Offline


Registered: 04/06/15
Posts: 205
Loc: Upper midwest
Yea cheap oil, so you can scuff your piston skirt/cylinder from a tight engine. eek


Edited by Mainia (10/05/17 06:40 PM)

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#4534877 - 10/05/17 07:22 PM Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: Mainia]
rummy Offline


Registered: 07/27/16
Posts: 68
Loc: Fort Campbell, KY
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?


Edited by rummy (10/05/17 07:26 PM)
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#4534886 - 10/05/17 07:44 PM Re: Honda EU2000i "Break-In"? [Re: rummy]
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Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11012
Loc: Idaho
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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