Honda GXV 610

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Old 01-17-08, 02:09 PM
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Honda GXV 610

I have a Honda 18hp. GXV 610. The engine looks new but won't start. Has great spark but now I find the compression isn't too good. 50 lbs. on one cylinder and 40 on the other.
Wondering what could cause this on a almost new engine and how to correct it.
Thanks for any replies.
RonNN
 
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Old 01-20-08, 07:17 AM
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You will not get an accurate compression reading using a compression tester as Hondas have an automatic compression release for easier starting.
Remove the spark plug and put an oz of gas down the plug hole. Install the plug and see if it fires for second or 2. If so, you have a carburator problem.
 
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Old 01-20-08, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by RonNN View Post
I have a Honda 18hp. GXV 610. The engine looks new but won't start. Has great spark but now I find the compression isn't too good. 50 lbs. on one cylinder and 40 on the other.
Wondering what could cause this on a almost new engine and how to correct it.
Thanks for any replies.
RonNN
You can download an abbreviated Honda shop manual for your unit from the following site:
http://www.honda-engines-eu.com/en/e...XV610/shop.jsp
It might help diagnose your problem.
hope this helps,
thanks,
 
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