08/05/21 13:01:00 32Z0M600_001 GCV135E·GCV160E SERIAL NUMBER AND ENGINE TYPE OWNER’S MANUAL 32Z0M604 00X32-Z0M-6040 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 2007...
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08/05/21 13:01:18 32Z0M600_003 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS To ensure safe operation Honda engine is designed to give safe and dependable service if operated according to instructions. Read and understand the Owner’s Manual before operating the engine. Failure to do so could result in personal injury or equipment damage.
08/05/21 13:01:26 32Z0M600_004 Safety Instruction To ensure safe operation If any fuel is spilled, clean it up completely and allow petroleum vapours to dissipate before starting the engine. Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks where the engine is refueled or where gasoline is stored.
08/05/21 13:01:32 32Z0M600_005 COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION STARTER GRIP RECOIL STARTER OIL FILLER CAP SPARK PLUG MUFFLER Manual choke type (With CHOKE LEVER type) TOP COVER (applicable types) CHOKE LEVER FUEL TANK AIR CLEANER FUEL VALVE...
08/05/21 13:01:36 32Z0M600_006 Manual choke type (Without CHOKE LEVER type) FLYWHEEL BRAKE LEVER FUEL TANK CAP (applicable types) CONTROL LEVER AIR CLEANER FUEL TANK FUEL VALVE Automatic choke type (Fixed throttle type) Automatic choke type (Manual throttle type)
08/05/21 13:01:45 32Z0M600_007 PRE-OPERATION CHECK Engine oil level Running the engine with insufficient oil can cause serious engine damage. Be sure to check the engine on a level surface with the engine stopped. Remove the oil filler cap and wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick into the oil filler neck, but do not screw it in.
08/05/21 13:01:50 32Z0M600_008 Air cleaner Never run the engine without the air cleaner. Rapid engine wear will result. Remove the air cleaner cover and check the cleaner for dirt or obstruction of the element (see page 21 ). ELEMENT AIR CLEANER COVER...
08/05/21 13:01:57 32Z0M600_009 Fuel Recommended Fuel Unleaded gasoline U.S. Pump octane rating 86 or higher Except U.S. Research octane rating 91 or higher Pump octane rating 86 or higher Gasoline is extremely flammable and is explosive under certain conditions. Refuel in a well-ventilated area with the engine stopped. Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area where the engine is refueled or where gasoline is stored.
08/05/21 13:02:06 32Z0M600_010 This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher (a research octane rating of 91 or higher). Refuel in a well-ventilated area with the engine stopped. If the engine has been running, allow it to cool first.
08/05/21 13:02:14 32Z0M600_011 STARTING THE ENGINE Manual choke type Turn the fuel valve to the ON position. FUEL VALVE Without CHOKE LEVER type: Move the control lever to the CLOSE position. With CHOKE LEVER type (AUTOMATIC RETURN CHOKE type): Move the choke lever to the CLOSE position. Do not use the choke if the engine is warm or the air temperature is high.
08/05/21 13:02:20 32Z0M600_012 With FLYWHEEL BRAKE LEVER type only: Move the flywheel brake lever to the RELEASED position. The engine switch, which is linked with the flywheel brake lever, is turned on when the flywheel brake lever is moved to the RELEASED position.
08/05/21 13:02:25 32Z0M600_013 [With CHOKE LEVER type (AUTOMATIC RETURN CHOKE type)] Operate the recoil starter as soon as you move the flywheel brake lever to the RELEASED position. The choke lever automatically begins moving to the OPEN position when the flywheel brake lever is moved to the RELEASED position.
08/05/21 13:02:31 32Z0M600_014 Automatic choke type Turn the fuel valve to the ON position (see page Move the flywheel brake lever to the RELEASED position (see page Move the control lever to the FAST position (MANUAL THROTTLE type). SLOW FAST CONTROL LEVER Pull the starter grip lightly until you feel resistance, then pull briskly in the direction of the arrow as shown on page...
High altitude performance can be improved by specific modifica- tions to the carburetor. If you always operate the engine at altitudes higher than 1,500 m (5,000 feet) above sea level, have your authorized Honda dealer perform these carburetor modifi- cations. Even with suitable carburetor jetting, engine horsepower will decrease approximately 3.5% for each 300 m (1,000 feet) increase...
08/05/21 13:02:41 32Z0M600_016 STOPPING THE ENGINE Move the control lever to the SLOW position (MANUAL THROTTLE type). SLOW CONTROL LEVER 2. With FLYWHEEL BRAKE LEVER type: Return the flywheel brake lever to the ENGAGED position. The engine switch, which is linked with the flywheel brake lever, is turned off when the flywheel brake lever is moved to the ENGAGED position.
08/05/21 13:02:46 32Z0M600_017 Without FLYWHEEL BRAKE LEVER type: Move the control lever to the STOP position. The engine switch, which is linked with the control lever, is turned off when the control lever is moved to the STOP position. CONTROL LEVER Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.
The engine should be serviced by an authorized Honda dealer unless the owner has proper tools and service data and feels he is mechanically qualified. Use only genuine Honda parts or their equivalent. The use of replacement parts which are not of equivalent quality may damage the engine.
Change engine oil every 25 hours when used under heavy load or in high ambient temperature. (3): These items should be serviced by your Honda servicing dealer, unless you have the proper tools and are mechanically proficient. Refer to the Honda shop manual for service procedures.
08/05/21 13:03:10 32Z0M600_020 Oil change Drain the oil while the engine is still warm to assure rapid and complete draining. Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position (see page Remove the oil filler cap and drain the oil into the oil container by inclining the engine toward the oil filler neck.
08/05/21 13:03:16 32Z0M600_021 Air cleaner service A dirty air cleaner will restrict air flow to the carburetor. To prevent carburetor malfunction, service the air cleaner regularly. Service more frequently when operating the engine in extremely dusty areas. Never use gasoline or low flash point solvents for cleaning the air cleaner element.
08/05/21 13:03:19 32Z0M600_022 Tap the element lightly several times on a hard surface to remove excess dirt, or blow compressed air through the filter from the inside out. Never try to brush the dirt off; brushing will force dirt into the fibers. Replace the element if it is excessively dirty.
08/05/21 13:03:26 32Z0M600_023 Flywheel brake inspection (applicable types) Remove the top cover by removing the three tapping screws (with top cover type only). Remove the recoil starter by removing the three 6 mm nuts. Remove the fuel tank taking care not to disconnect the fuel tube from the fuel tank and fuel valve, and keeping the fuel tank to a level.
08/05/21 13:03:30 32Z0M600_024 Check the brake shoe thickness. If it is less than 3 mm (0.12 in), take the engine to an authorized Honda dealer. BRAKE SHOE Install the fuel tank and recoil starter, and tighten the three 6 mm nuts securely.
08/05/21 13:03:37 32Z0M600_025 Spark plug service Recommended spark plug: GCV135E : BPR4ES (NGK) GCV160E : BPR5ES (NGK) For Hover Lawn mower: GCV135E/GCV160E: BPR6ES (NGK) Never use a spark plug of incorrect heat range. To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits.
08/05/21 13:03:44 32Z0M600_026 Visually inspect the spark plug. Discard the spark plug if there is apparent wear, or if the insulator is cracked or chipped. Clean the spark plug with a wire brush if it is to be reused. 0.7 0.8 mm Measure the plug gap with a (0.028 0.031 in) f e e l e r g a u g e .
08/05/21 13:03:50 32Z0M600_027 Spark arrester maintenance (applicable types) If the engine has been running, the muffler will be very hot. Allow it to cool before proceeding. The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to maintain its efficiency. Remove the muffler protector by removing the three 6 mm bolts. Remove the spark arrester from the muffler by removing the two screws.
08/05/21 13:03:54 32Z0M600_028 Use a brush to remove carbon deposits from the spark arrester screen. Be careful not to damage the spark arrester screen. SCREEN The spark arrester must be free of breaks and holes. Replace, if necessary. Install the spark arrester and the muffler in the reverse order of disassembly.
08/05/21 13:04:03 32Z0M600_029 TRANSPORTING/STORAGE When transporting the engine, turn the fuel valve OFF and keep the engine level to prevent fuel spillage. Fuel vapor or spilled fuel may ignite. Gasoline is extremely flammable and is explosive under certain conditions. Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area. Before storing the unit for an extended period;...
08/05/21 13:04:09 32Z0M600_030 If you can not drain from the carburetor: Empty the fuel tank into an approved gasoline container using a commercially available hand siphon. Operate the engine until it stops from the lack of fuel. Change the engine oil (see page Pull the starter rope slowly until resistance is felt.
Is the flywheel brake lever positioned to the RELEASED position (see page 12 )? (applicable types) Is the spark plug in good condition (see page 25 )? If the engine still does not start, take the engine to an authorized Honda dealer. SPECIFICATIONS Model GCV135E...
08/05/21 13:04:30 32Z0M600_032 Model GCV135E GCV160E Engine type 4-stroke, overhead cam, 1 cylinder Displacement 135 cm (8.2 cu-in) 160 cm (9.8 cu-in) Bore Stroke 64.0 42.0 mm 64.0 50.0 mm (2.52 1.65 in) (2.52 1.97 in) Net power 2.6 kW (3.5 PS, 3.5 3.3 kW (4.5 PS, 4.4...