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Honda 5.5 Hp generator

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06-21-2014 06:22:21

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I picked up a cheap generator with a 5.5 Honda engine. The hour meter shows 700 hours. What would a typical life be for these engines? It did seem odd that the crankcase only holds .63 quart.

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Billy Shafer

06-21-2014 08:40:24

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 Re: Honda 5.5 Hp generator in reply to atlarge54, 06-21-2014 06:22:21  
Some don't hold much oil. Life depends on how well it was taken care of. Plus what RPM it runs at.1800 will last longer than 3600 RPM units.

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06-23-2014 16:41:34

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 Re: Honda 5.5 Hp generator in reply to Billy Shafer, 06-21-2014 08:40:24  
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3600rpm 3000watt generator. Seems to run just fine. Not familiar with these engines. Would it possibly be due to adjust valve lash if it's even adjustable?

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Billy Shafer

06-23-2014 18:29:54

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 Re: Honda 5.5 Hp generator in reply to atlarge54, 06-23-2014 16:41:34  
As far as I know. You can adjust all Honda valves. Just need to look up the specs for you engine. Honda is one of the best small engines going. Just have to take care of them.

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