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Converting Honda GX160 Engine into Generator

08/10/2017 11:45 PM

I am thinking of buying car pressure washer and dual action polisher but the place where my car is parked does not have any power outlets whatsoever and I'm wondering how can I power, car pressure washer and Dual action polisher.

I can't tap into any existing lights or electrical devices. Everything is bolted down and it is not permitted. I don't want to run anything off my car's battery.

Only possible solution is generator.

I have enquired some of the local Honda dealer here in India and cost of the 3kv Honda Generator is more than $1500 and I not willing to spend so such money just for washing my car. Here is the link http://www.industrybuying.com/inverter-generators-honda-siel-EL.PO.IN.170498/

After doing lot of googling I have stumbled upon a site where they are selling generator built on Honda GX160 engine. Here is the link

http://www.sgs-engineering.com/se2700-super-economy-portable-petrol-generator.

In india Honda GX160 engine is available for much affordable price

http://www.industrybuying.com/engines-honda-siel-PUM.PET.10329633/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PLA&utm_campaign=PLAM_Pumps&gclid=Cj0KCQjwiLDMBRDFARIsACNmiX_LQ68rGdZSqG9454j3XiP4w1lGDPfEsdKi0D_ycVHz6sSe0W8oeo0aAi1tEALw_wcB.

But I am not able to find generator based on this engine. So I am planning to buy this engine and convert this into generator. Problem is I don't have any knowledge about all this stuff. So I need forum help. My questions are

1. What are all the things required to convert this engine into generator.

2. Wherther power generated by this engine will be sufficient to power 1800 watt/220 volt pressure washer. I will not be running both the machine together.

3. is their anything I need to take care off.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Convering Honda GX160 engine into generator

08/11/2017 12:11 AM

Northern Tool sells a GX160 for generator use....Engine, Model# GX160UT2VA2

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_55507_55507

and generator heads...

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_21008_21008

Need a frame to mount everything to, some wheels maybe...

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Re: Convering Honda GX160 engine into generator

08/11/2017 7:17 AM

You really need to ask yourself if it is worth all of the trouble just to have a shiny car. Can you take the car to a place where there is an outlet handy? Failing all else, a bucket of soapy water and a can of simonize on a bright sunny day does not use any electricity at all.

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Re: Convering Honda GX160 engine into generator

08/11/2017 7:09 PM

And for what it costs to build this generator, you can probably pay some enterprising youth to wash it for you many times!

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Re: Converting Honda GX160 Engine into Generator

08/11/2017 11:33 AM

You can always get an extension cord of appropriate size and length.

Beyond that you can buy a pressure washer pump head unit and attach that to the engine.

Or get a belt driven generator head unit and make your unit that way.

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08/12/2017 1:38 AM

This portable 12v power supply will do the job....

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08/13/2017 3:10 AM

Easy, buy a generator, then plug in one device, then the other. Do the simplest thing first, then you work up to complicated.

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