Gas in the oil on honda GVC 160

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Old 07-25-10, 07:27 AM
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Gas in the oil on honda GVC 160

My pressure washer has a Honda GVC160 engine that will start and run when choked. When you back off on the choke it begins to backfire and finally dies. This morning I had it running and backed off the choke and let it run a while. Suddenly, oil began dripping under the carb. I couldn't tell where it was coming from. I checked the oil level and it looked to be overfilled, but was very runny like it had gas in it. Does anybody have any idea what may be going on?
 
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Old 07-25-10, 08:58 AM
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You need to do what I suggested in your other thread;

http://forum.doityourself.com/outdoo...en-choked.html

But now change the oil as well.....


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Old 07-25-10, 05:17 PM
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Thanks. I will do that. I didn't see your original reply. For some reason it wasn't showing up this morning, but I was able to read it in your current reply to my latest post. I'm changing the oil as we speak. Will let you know how it turns out.
 
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Old 07-25-10, 08:12 PM
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OK. I changed the oil and cleaned the carb. Sprayed it good with carb cleaner and blew it our with compressed air. The main jet and needle valve seemed to be clear as I could blow air through both. Put it all back together and it now runs without choking and doesn't die when you put a load on it. The only problem now is that is surges when idling until you put a load on it. Any suggestions for this?
 
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Old 07-26-10, 05:15 AM
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Make sure you got the small spring on the throttle linkage hooked back up and it's not stretched from removal, If that's OK run the unit a little as is and see if it straightens out on it's own. If it doesn't the carb will need another cleaning for there's likely still a partly restricted passage with-in.


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OK. Thanks for all your help. I wondered about the spring. I know I hooked it back up, but I very well may have stretched it. I'll check it out. Thanks again.
 
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I checked the spring to make sure it wasn't in a bind. It was rubbing a little bit. Got it all clear, then adjusted the governor just a tiny bit. Runs great now. Thanks for the advice.
 
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Anytime, Glad you got it worked out.....
 
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