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Old 11-15-2011, 11:46 AM
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BigFish BigFish is offline
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Originally Posted by desert rose gardening View Post
I'm fixing up my old honda 2500 genarator and I found out my gas tank is shot. The best price I found on another one is $180.00 and I don't want to spend that much. I was thinking of using an outboard motor gas tank. I think it will work. What do you think?
Yeah, it will work. As mentioned, ya gotta mount it higher than the carb, if no fuel pump.
And ya gotta get a siphon started, one way is to pressurize the tank slightly by blowing into the fill cap manually. You should crack the bowl nut or open the bowl drain to verify fuel flow.
It ain't rocket science! far.

'Course if yer house has more wheels than yer truck...
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ecurbthims View Post
theres a store up here in Canada [princess auto ] that sells surplus stuff ,tools,and other assorted crap [same tools as Harbour freight ,different colour though ] .Anyway ,I have seen genuine Honda generator tanks there for under $40.00 .These look like the tank a google search of your generator shows ,and even if its not exact ,I am confident it could be easily made to work for you .They have mail order ,and are usually very helpfull .
Good tip. Thanks!
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