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« on: January 19, 2008, 09:39:25 PM »

just purchased a used honda ev6010 have not received it yet but was wondering if its a good unit? i understand is a quiet running unit any known issues to look for? ive got a onan emerald plus in now and it seems to be loud even with no load.thanks george
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2008, 11:42:32 PM »

You'll find a big difference in the Honda.  Even though the Honda runs at 3600rpm compared to the 1800 of the Onan, it is quieter since it is water cooled.  Put it in a insulated cabinet with a quiet muffler and you'll barely know it is there. 
Anything is better than an Onan-especially a Honda (for gasoline powered units).  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 07:22:53 AM »

I've got the EV6010. I use it very little so have not had  problems with it. Mine is in a sound box which I built for the diesel so it is very quiet.
 You can go to the Honda site and download the owner and instalation manuals
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 07:59:13 AM »

Let me know how it work out for you.  The EV 6010 is one that I have been looking to buy.  It is in my price range and everything I have that is made by Honda has rarely failed me.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 07:14:53 PM »

123,

I installed my 6010 in my 4104 just a year ago. We have made four long trips with it and I can only say it is excellent. What else would you expect from Honda?

This makes one nice installation, quiet and NO vibration. After all I had read about 3600rpm generators I thought this would be noisy but it is less than half the noise of my old 1800 rpm air cooled Onan.

The only problem I ever had was one time it wouldn't start. I had accidentally placed the fuel line service loop above the inlet at the gen and it was causing an air bubble at the top of the loop.

Lowering the service loop cured the problem.

I know there are very few of these installed in buses so if you want any installation details or photos feel free to email me with "Honda Gen" as the subject. Some of the instructions are a bit confusing.

Pay especially close attention to the dimensions for air flow into the unit. I made my box of plywood with fireproof lining. I figured plywood would be quieter than a metal box.

I made all sides, the rear and the top easily removable - held on by cinch clips.
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