Originally Posted by LindaandPat
My Honda is a from the 90's not inverter like now . In fact it has a metal case not plastic . So would that still apply for me ? Should I get some Seafoam and just use regular . Give me the recipe . Pat
That all depends on the original performance level of the unit and thus compression ratio. Always assume ethanol is bad for things and worse the older said thing is. You will be fine with todays e10-15 in that generator
though, and the ethanol actually behaves a bit like octane as well reducing pinging.
If the generator
has a lot of hours on it the compression is likely lower than it was when new. Also Honda is conservative with compression on their generator
engines so that they favor long life over max power. Basically they are expected to run for thousands of hours without fail, compared to a motocross or other race bike engine that needs to make massive power and be as light
as possible. Those need to be rebuilt constantly because they run high compression ratios, and therefore need "premium" or race fuel with high octane.
As for the sea foam you add in a half to a whole ounce per gallon usually. Even a tablespoon per gallon would greately increase the life of the fuel when sitting. At the ounce per gallon ratio you will be actively cleaning your fuel system and removing carbon from the engine.
I have had multipe situations where I was able to unclog a main or idle jet in a carb with sea foam alone and it has saved me from having to open the carb at all.
Stabil works for long term storrage too, but in my experience sea foam works better for that while costing less and having many other benefits. It helps lubricate the engine too.
My other additive that I litterally will not run a four stroke engine or a gearbox (including differential) without is called tufoil.
I get it on amazon. Its the world's most efficient lubricant/ most slippery substance known to man. Guinness record since I think 96.
Never try and break in an engine with this stuff in it though, it won't happen. Haha