View Full Version : need help geneator honda E300

04-15-2009, 05:57 PM
i need a break down of the e300 if anyone has one iam trying to replace rip cord but can get he dame unit off and i got some flodding problems to cant see to fiquire out ,,,,

Alan in Oz
04-15-2009, 07:59 PM
Honda engine flooding problem from my experience can potentially be the float bowl needle valve stuck / not seating correctly or the needle valve spring. Take the carby off, clean out any stake fuel deposits (varnish), needle valve is probably plastic with a little rubber tip, goes hard and will not seat correctly, replace with new one, not cheap. Float is probably plastic also, just make sure it moves freely on its pivot. Spring should be OK unless someone's been in there before.

04-15-2009, 08:00 PM
Gee that's an oldie!
I see Honda still has a .pdf for an owners manual on their site for this one.
I'm surprised.

Found a good parts .pdf elsewhere though.
Here's the link.


04-15-2009, 09:12 PM
thanks for the link now maybe i can get these things running again,, ill let you know how it goes

04-17-2009, 08:34 AM
this sure is a funny beast the print helped solved some problems , i got off the fan plate had to use the tourch .its gota gromet thats glued to the pully shaft long story but jb welded the plate back on after changing the rip cord assembly.. , iam cheap and dont want to invest money had spare genny for parts any how turns out i can not hook up the secondary line that comes off the peecock valve or it dies the line does now allow for any gas flow either direction , but you van blow into it and it will make hte gas gurgle sound lets air in. and i cant hook up the line that allows gas in when the choke is on either or it not only flood like hell but also dies so basicly i have 2 lines that a rendered now usless the bottom hook up line is for fule drain so its just left alone now,, anyhow she runs like a charme first pull every time no need to use the choke at all.. she burns some oil for the first few min then settles down, and really quite running iam really impressed with this and its runs all my shop lights plus my radio and ridgid charger and my phone all at once and i dont have to turn the engin speed up much at all.. for a genny from 1965 she certinaly is a hard worker and it dont want to die any time soon,,,

the second geny i have of the same the engine is shot to heck so its parts only so i got lots of spare parts for sure ,,,