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07-24-04, 10:44 AM   #1  
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Alas, Another pressure washer question!

Hi Guys,

I have an Excell PW about 2 years old with about 4 hours of use on it. Two workers were using it and they said it just shut down with them. It has a 5 hp OHC Honda engine on it. When pulling the start cord it had no compression on it. I removed the valve cover and the Plastic cam shaft pulley was shattered. Everything else seems ok.
What would cause the pulley to fail? And asummng all else is ok, when I replace the pulley how do i reset the timing?

 
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07-25-04, 02:16 AM   #2  
Hello Wilson!

What model# engine do you have? It has an overhead cam?


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07-25-04, 02:28 PM   #3  
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Model #

Hi Cheese,

Yes it has an overhead cam, and the model I'm not sure of right now. I will have to get the complete # at work tomorrow. A partial # is GC160 something, I will post complete # tomorrow.

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07-26-04, 05:12 PM   #4  
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Honda Engine 5HP Model GC 160 QHA - OHC- Needs timeing set?

Got it put back together today after 4 months of not having "TIME" , finally got a spark at the plug.
It started 2nd pull, it ran rather rough though. Sounds like the carb needs adjusted but I have everything back as when it was running good. It started 2nd pull. I'm not sure about how to set the timing. Any advice on how to time properly?

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Its on a 2400 PSI Excell Pressure washer, I started it with out the pump on, would that make it run different?

 
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07-26-04, 10:51 PM   #5  
Are you wanting to set ignition timing, or valve timing? If it is surging, it will probably quit doing it when the pump is installed.


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08-21-04, 12:19 PM   #6  
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Like New again

Thanks Cheese for your help. I found a company in Wisconsin that faxed me the procedure for setting the timing. I also found the breather button had broken and fallen out. Replaced the breather and it runs like new again!

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Wilson

 
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