I have a Honda ES6500 generator which is/has been serving me very well
for many years. Yesterday I was doing routing maintenance and noticed
that the oil level was low. Therefore I filled it up to the
recommended level or maybe 'slightly' over because there is no simple
Now, when I start it, it billows white oil laden smoke and there is
oil residue in the inside of the exhaust pipe.
This is WAY more than what should be experienced even for an overfill.
From any of your experiences, other than draining out some of the oil,
is there any other component that I could examine that may alleviate
I certainly understand gas engines well but not this particular model.
Any help, recommendations greatly appreciated.
Thanks - B
Yes, pumping out white smoke is often from oil overfill.
Might run the engine an hour, and see if the smoke clears.
The owners manual might say how much oil. You can drain it,
and fill to the proper number of ounces. Won't hurt to have
brand new oil.
Please be sure to use a good brand of oil. Air cooled
engines run hotter than cars, and they do need name brand
oil. My fav is Castrol, cause it's the only brand that
quieted the piston rod knock on my last truck.
If you realy have a hard time knowing the full level start over, empty
all oil and add what is stated it needs in Ounces in the manual, then
note the dipstick. I would not run it overfull if its putting out that
much smoke, it might do more damage than carbon up everything.
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