Honda carb problem


Old 05-04-13, 09:43 AM
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Honda carb problem

I'm having a problem with my GCV160 Honda engine. While mowing yesterday, I ran into some hollies and they pushed against the carb linkage, the engine died but restarted again on the first pull. After starting, the engine died after about 2 seconds. As soon as the choke lever moves to off, the engine will quickly slow down and stop. I have tried different spark plugs as per this thread, but no changes. All the linkage springs are connected after the branches mashed in there, but I cant isolate the problem. The engine will start with the choke on and if I keep the choke open, the engine runs smoothly. I actually finished mowing by sticking my work glove against the air filter box to keep the choke lever on. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 05-04-13, 11:48 AM
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Sounds like some trash got in the carb, or maybe water.
Old 05-04-13, 02:56 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I sprayed the carb body with cleaner, raised the idle speed and it's running good now.

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