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Default DuroMax GX200 Clone.

Has anyone heard of these DuroMax engines? The reviews seem bot-like but it seems like a decent deal. Thing is I've seen Clones that outlasted the Hondas 10 fold then those that disintegrate during shipment. Electric start is nice but then again...

https://www.ebay.com/p/DuroMax-XP7HP....c100005.m1851

Half tempted to order and see but I'd rather take someone's word for it.
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I could tell you, but, do you speak Chinese?
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I can remember when they first started selling these back in about 2005. I don't have any personal experience, but I guess they're as any other clone in the fact that they are pretty close to being a honda without the cost. I don't see any advantage of going with a duromax ordered offline over a predator from your local harbor freight that can be purchased locally, a knockoff is a knockoff in my book.
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That's the home Depot line up.

Just "duromax engine" in the gewlgle bar brings up 2 videos with problems in the title.

But don't take my word for it.
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I can remember when they first started selling these back in about 2005. I don't have any personal experience, but I guess they're as any other clone in the fact that they are pretty close to being a honda without the cost. I don't see any advantage of going with a duromax ordered offline over a predator from your local harbor freight that can be purchased locally, a knockoff is a knockoff in my book.
I see one big advantage...the Duromax is a keystart.
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Been running my duromax 7 hp for three years now and my only mechanical
problem with it was the stock carburetor , it needed constant cleaning.
A non mechanical issue I had was the ARC billet rod would not connect to the piston because the wristpin was a hair larger in diameter than the connecting rod. ( and yes I put the connecting rod in the oven and the wrist pin in the freezer to try and make them fit )
Other than that is a strong engine that has given me hours of enjoyment.
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Now does it actually have a charge coil or is it just a 12v starter like some of the other knockoffs? I've had a couple that had a starter but no stator of any sort. Never thought why that was even a concept.
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