If you tipped the mower over with the air filter facing down, you may have contaminated the air filter with oil. ShotOut: Thanks so much for the response. It is not getting enough fuel to keep running without being choked. Do they turn in the same direction or counter each other? I'll do some stuff today and post findings. I have just ordered the new rocker arm. I have already had two crankshafts delivered to me with both of them being incorrect. Those parts are available on here if you choose.
The two blades run separately, right? I should be smart enough to figure it out but the brain is not cooperating. The stems and guides though, you can access under the rocker cover. I hit a baseball while cutting the grass. We strongly recommend that you do not use replacement parts of inferior quality. It now has 40 hours on the engine. It doesn't seem to be the gas line, and it looks like maybe closer to the air filter than the motor.
Or did Honda just think this was a cool, whiz bang feature Any thoughts or ruminations would be appreciated! It's typically either good or bad and the things that would cause it to change on a running motor are all pretty unlikely scenarios. It does not run with out starting fluid. My passion to help others become more environmentally friendly provides the best equipment to maintain and clean the house. If you need to replace a part, use genuine Honda parts with the correct part number, or an equivalent part. I have seen magnetos ignition modules be intermittent and the best way to check that is with a gap type tester that you leave in series with the plug and watch the spark with the engine running. I am going to pull the cover this morning and see what the lash looks like on the intake valve. Now when I turn the gas line on, it leaks gas at about an ounce or two a minute.
I have a disability that makes it difficult to pull the starter rope. Hello Pressurewasher21 You provide quite an interesting description of the cylinder head on this engine. The shop manuals have been limited to the items which are most relevant for standard service jobs. I drained the fuel, ran the carb out and put it in the barn. Do they turn in the same direction or counter each other? If your fuel filters are good, and the carb is not dirty.
If the existing arm is not bent, then I will dismantle the machine and have a close look at the valve and seat. I know that the Honda carburetors are quite finnicky and need to be squeaky clean to work properly. It sounds like there is metal to metal contact so the intake valve appears to be seating. Thanks for all your help. They do not turn independently from each other, nor in opposite directions. I've checked the carb and it's fine. The cam I think is plastic.
They determined it to be a factory defect; so it will be quite interesting once the cause reveals itself. Honda Car Parts Owner's Manual. Now I'm really excited 6 I let it run for 2 minutes for warm-up, then close the choke. I am at a loss to figure out how everything goes together. I downloaded the service manual mentioned above but it does not show the info I am looking for. I've rebuilt many small engines in my day and will order replacement valve seals and piston rings. Once it gets here, if I find that the existing arm is bent, then I will install the new one, readjust the lash and should be good to go.
I unscrewed the 3 bolts from the air filter housing and all the gaskets and a black plastic block fell out. You may need to verify the valve is seating and nothing is amiss there. There could be a problem with the valve spring as well. I reinstalled the head cover and temporary gasket, filled the machine with oil, and fired the thing up. Ran and idled perfectly after that.
The case would have to be split and the piston removed to observe the valve seats. Mine won't start - it stopped in mid-operation. This manual should be considered a permanent part of the engine and should. They can go bad, but it is a little rare. Thanks again for your great advice. I already received a new intake valve rocker arm in the mail today.