Yesterdays run saw my little inverter generator hunting a fair bit and not making the power it had been since i started running it last weekend , so decided it was time to check out the stainless steel tube/nozzle as I go through the system looking for why I have weak gas .
The run time since I put it back in is around 68 hours , but I had also used it before although I cannot remember how long for so a round figure of 80 hours will do as a reference for my benefit .
The pictures show a large clinker build up around the 2 holes some of it broke away when I took the tube out and also shows a lot of white powder on the charcoal when I opened up the hatch , I know its just dust, as the back of the hatch was covered in it , but the wind just blew it off when I stood it up against the side of the tank before I could take a photo of it .
There seems to be a little oxidation of the stainless tube , but not enough to scrap it off just yet , I shall give it a much better clean later and replace it and run it till destruction , but at a guess I think it should be good for at least 200 hours looking at how worn it is so far .
Only dust around the hatch area no where else , I have tested for air leaks around the door many times ,but always seems well sealed . any idea's ?
This is the underside of the tube and no clicker build up here , but a scale stuck to the tube that flaked off when hit .
once the clickers are cleaned off it looks pretty good , and should last at least the same again if not more .
I don't think the nozzle will be causing the hunting problem on the generator , so filter drum is next on my list .