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I bought a new Honda 2000i this fall and used it for the first time this week. It did the job that I bought it for but would quit after running for a period of time. This happened several times before I figured out that I could keep it running by simply loosening the fuel cap. I thought then that I had a faulty fuel cap. But I saw on another website someone saw the need for a second cap because of freezing up issues. Has anyone else had this problem?

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There should be a a little lever on the fuel cap that needs to be open (a vent).

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With the lever in the on position, after running for some time maybe 15 minutes or so, it would quit. After having this happen three or four times I discovered that if I unscrewed the cap it would continue running. I continued using it with the cap unscrewed the remainder of the time up there.

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I'm sure you know this. Operating in that manner it is possible to start a fire. But hell, I guess if the Honda is sitting out in the cold, away from the house, then all that would be destroyed would be the gen-set.

I think we had better all check arouond and come up with a better fix than operating with the cap off.

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I agree with all that you say. I am looking for suggestions. Has anyone else ever experienced what I have? Is it probable that the cap could freeze up? Or is it more likely that I have a defective cap? I talked to a Honda dealer and they said I needed the cap to send in and the serial number. Soooo! What do I then do while I wait for Honda to make a decision? I guess I buy another fuel cap.

Thanks

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I have a new EU1000i and have used it several times on the ice this winter with no problems. I'm assuming that your gas cap and mine are the same.

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Why not try putting it on your vaccume hose (house vac) the way it goes on the tank,vac to inside of cap turn the vac on and open & close the vent lever,see if that clears it??

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Thanks for the suggestion!! I will try that and see what happens.

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Why not stop screwing around and get a new gas cap from the Yamaha dealer? Should be in warranty, shouldn't it?

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