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My Honda Engine won't stay running.


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09-06-09, 12:42 PM   #1  
My Honda Engine won't stay running.

I have a Troy built self propelled walk behind mower with a Honda GCV160 engine. It will only stay started for about a minute before shutting down. Can anyone tell me what the problem could be.

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Adam

 
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09-06-09, 05:32 PM   #2  
Try it with the gas cap loose in case it's not venting...The fuel petcock is turned to the "On" position & you open the choke after you start it,, Right???? Have you tried a new spark plug & air filter in it??? Even if they look fine,, these Honda's are really picky when it comes to air & fuel..Let us know what you find & the pro's will get you going in no time.... Roger

 
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09-06-09, 08:28 PM   #3  
I replaced the spark plug and air filter but still not working so now I am thinking of pulling off and soaking the carburetor in a carb cleaner. Have not tried the loosening of the gas cap...going to have to try that.
Thanks for the help

 
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