Honda Gx160 Carb Rebuild Part 1 GX200 GX240 GX270 GX340 GX390




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Luis Cardoso: I have this same engine and it cranks but never starts would this make it run if I cleaned out the carb

larry shulman: excellent video. I want to fix this thing myself since the dealer never offered to do the right thing. only an issue on cold start.

larry shulman: my honda is not even 4 years old, it has never started easy,  and sometimes impossible when very cold. gas was good, plugs changed, i feel it either had bad gummed up carb from first season (it sat unused after purchase) or a defect in choke/carb.
runs fine when started, restarts warm fine, and no other issues. probably doesnt have 25 hours on it.

chris harwood: Thanks for this it helped me get my snowblower going again - I've got 2ft of snow to clear :)

Dylan Hohn: do they all have the same carbs? Could I use a gx160 carb on my gx240. 240 parts are a little harder to find. Thanks in advance

madisonelectronic: Do yourselves a favor and antiseize all bolts and screws, especially if they are steel to aluminum. Use approved antiseize around the muffler if you are unlucky enough to have a catalytic convertor. Cheap or incorrect antiseize will "poison" the cat and it will not clean the exhaust.

dave davies: How often should one of these engines get serviced if used on a building site for most of the day and getting turned on and off maybe a dozen times a day ? 

43128lucky4: i have a brand new 196cc clone that surges with the choke off at all speeds, i have heard these are set lean from the factory and using a torch tip cleaner to enlarge the main jet will fix the issue, is this true?

George Nesto: Thanks for this video! It did the trick on my snow blower.

Adrian Snyder: Oh, and I've tried to get the muffler off but I can only get one bolt out...the other is rusted badly...any tricks to try and get the rusted one loose?
thanks.

Adrian Snyder: Just watched your video---I broke the carb down on a mid 90s Honda HRM 215 PDA and did a pretty good clean on it but not as thorough as you show  in this video.  Mower had been sitting for several years under a carport and I inherited the task to get it functional for a community garden.  Well, the gas tank had water in it, the carb bowl was incredibly dirty and the main jet was plugged solid.  I used a stripped twist tie to unplug and then the carb and choke cleaner...

Anyhow,  once I got it all back together, with new fuel and air lines and clean gas...it started 1st pull.  That's the good news.  The not so good news is that this unit has a throttle handle that shows, choke, fast run, slow run and fuel shutoff.  It will start on choke and go immediately to fast run..but it won't drop to slow run or fuel shutoff.
Could this be the petrooster assembly that's causing it...I partially disassembled it but put it back together.  I'd like to have it functioning like it's supposed to.  Any help appreciated.

jjjrickey: What is the pilot/air screw setting? I can't get my 5.5hp gx160 clone to idle off choke unless its hot but it will run above idle without choke. It's a brand new carb and I'm having trouble setting the pilot screw. Thanks!

sixtyfiveford: Great to hear...

Sean Reid: Great video , saved me lots of bucks. Started first pull !! First time ever!

sixtyfiveford: You're welcome. If you want to prevent it from happening again I recommend using ethanol free fuel for all your equipment (puregas dot org lists local stations without ethanol). -Moe

David Serrano: Thank you very much for the tutorial. Saved me from buying a new carb. Pressure cleaner works great now and actually started quite easily after I cleaned all ports and jet. Thougt the carb was toast with all the gunk in it. Again, Thank you!!!

sixtyfiveford: AWESOME! You're welcome, I'm glad my video helped.

william stockton: Thank you! Your vid saved my ass.

tbr187: SixtyFive: Thanks a Ton. Watched your video and was able to take my GX160 carb off and clean. Seems to run fine now. Had a problem with gas getting into the oil case. Not sure if float was sticking or not. But sprayed it well like you advised and it seems to be running okay. Your video is a great service. TBR in Michigan

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