Engine starts, knocks, and dies


Old 04-08-05, 02:02 PM
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Engine starts, knocks, and dies

Hi All,

I have about 10 air compressors with Hondaís GX 160, 5.5 HP that I am repairing.
Two of these engines begin to start, and as itís coming up to speed, I hear a horrible series of knocks and it quits.
One of them was actually running fine the other day. The only thing I did today is patch up the leaky plumbing on the pump; unrelated to the engine.
These are belt driven engines
Anybody have any clues as to whatís malfunctioning?

Thank you,

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Old 04-08-05, 02:42 PM
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Although they are belt drive, you'll need to isolate the engine from the air pump and then run to check. I believe you'll find them to run OK once the belts are off whereas you'll have a pump problem.

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