GCV520 · GCV530 · GXV530 ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER OWNER’S MANUAL 32Z0A602 HONDA EUROPE N.V. (EEC) 00X32-Z0A-6020 00X32-Z0A-6020 www.honda-engines-eu.com...
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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.
SAFETY LABEL LOCATION This label warns you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury. Read it carefully. If the label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda dealer for replacement. READ OWNER’S MANUAL...
REMOTE CONTROL LINKAGE (for throttle and choke cables) The control and choke levers are provided with holes for optional cable attachment. The following illustrations show installation examples for a solid wire cable. Do not use a braided wire cable. [Remote throttle and remote choke] THROTTLE/CHOKE CABLE CHOKE RETURN SPRING (SOLID WIRE)
BATTERY CONNECTIONS Use a 12 volt battery with an ampere-hour rating of at least 45AH. Connect the battery positive ( ) cable to the starter solenoid terminal, as shown. Connect the battery negative ( ) cable to an engine mounting bolt, frame bolt, or other good engine ground connection.
The battery gives off explosive gases; keep sparks, flames and cigarettes away. Provide adequate ventilation when charging or using batteries in an enclosed space. The battery contains sulfuric acid (electrolyte). Contact with skin or eyes may cause severe burns. Wear protective clothing and a face shield.
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. Use Honda 4-stroke, or an equivalent SAE Viscosity Grades high detergent, premium quality mo- tor oil certified to meet or exceed U.S.
Place the engine horizontally on a level surface. Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick and wipe it clean. Fully insert the dipstick without screwing it in, then remove it to check the oil level. If the oil level is near or below the lower limit mark on the dipstick, and fill with the recommended oil to the upper limit mark.
Air cleaner Remove the two air cleaner cover bolts from the air cleaner cover, and remove the cover. Remove the paper element from the air cleaner case. Remove the foam element from the air cleaner cover. Inspect the air cleaner elements. Clean or replace the elements if necessary.
Fuel Use automotive gasoline (Unleaded or lowleaded is preferred to minimize combustion chamber deposits). FOR NEW SOUTH WALES ONLY: Use unleaded fuel only. Never use an oil/gasoline mixture or dirty gasoline. Avoid getting dirt, dust or water in the fuel tank. Gasoline is extremely flammable and is explosive under certain conditions.
If you decide to use a gasoline containing alcohol (gasohol), be sure it’s octane rating is at least as high as that recommended by Honda. There are two types of ‘‘gasohol’’: one containing ethanol, and the other containing methanol. Do not use gasohol that contains more than 10% ethanol.
STARTING THE ENGINE The engine is equipped with a fuel-cut solenoid that allows fuel to flow to the carburetor main jet when the engine switch is in the ON or START position and stops the flow of fuel to the main jet when the engine switch is in the OFF position.
Turn the key to the START position and hold it there until the engine starts. If the engine fails to start within 5 seconds, release the key and wait about 10 seconds before operating the starter again. Operating the starter motor for more than 5 seconds can dam- age the motor.
STARTING THE ENGINE WITH THE RECOIL STARTER Move the throttle lever to the CHOKE position to start a cold engine. Leave the throttle lever in the SLOW position if the engine is warm or the air temperature is high. THROTTLE LEVER CHOKE SLOW Turn the engine switch to the ON position.
Do not allow the starter grip to snap back against the engine. Return it gently to prevent damage to the starter. STARTER GRIP...
If you always operate the engine at altitudes higher than 1,830 m (6,000 feet) above sea level, have your authorized Honda dealer perform these carburetor modifications. Even with suitable carburetor jetting, engine horsepower will decrease approximately 3.5% for each 305 m (1,000 feet) increase...
OPERATION If the throttle lever has been moved to the CHOKE position to start the engine, gradually move it to the SLOW position as the engine warms up. CHOKE SLOW THROTTLE LEVER Position the throttle lever for the desired engine speed. FAST SLOW THROTTLE LEVER...
To prevent accidental start-up, turn OFF the engine switch key and disconnect the spark plug caps. The engine should be serviced by an authorized Honda dealer unless the owner has proper tools and service data and feels he is mechanically qualifired.
Service more frequently when used in dusty areas. (2): These items should be serviced by your servicing dealer, unless you have the proper tools and are mechanically proficient. Refer Honda Shop Manual for service procedures. (3): Replace the paper element only.
Engine oil change Drain the oil while the engine is still warm to assure rapid and complete draining. Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick and drain bolt, and drain the oil into a suitable container. Retighten the drain bolt securely. Refill to the upper limit mark on the dipstick with the recom- mended oil (see page 8).
OIL FILTER WRENCH O-RING Use only a Honda genuine oil filter or a filter of equivalent quality specified for your model. Using the wrong Honda filter or a non- Honda filter which is not of equivalent quality may cause engine damage.
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.
5.Reinstall the air cleaner elements and the cover. Tighten the two air cleaner cover bolts securely. AIR CLEANER AIR CLEANER COVER COVER BOLTS FOAM ELEMENT PAPER ELEMENT AIR CLEANER CASE CLEAN CHAMBER Do not allow dust, dirt, and debris to enter the clean chamber (air cleaner case) when servicing the air cleaner.
Spark plug service Recommended spark plugs: BPR5ES (NGK) W16EPR-U (DENSO) Never use a spark plugs of incorrect heat range. To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plugs must be properly gapped and free of deposits. Remove the spark plug caps and use a spark plug wrench to remove each spark plug.
Check that the spark plug washer is in good condition and thread the spark plug in by hand to prevent cross-threading. After the spark plug is seated, tighten with a spark plug wrench to compress the washer. When installing a new spark plug, tighten 1/2 turn after the spark plug seats to compress the washer.
Spark arrester maintenance (optional part) 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 three 6 mm flange bolts from the muffler protector , and remove the muffler protector.
Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area. Check the fuel filter for water accumulation or sediment. FUEL FILTER If the fuel filter contains excessive water accumulation or sediment, take the engine to your authorized Honda engine dealer.
If there are no sparks, replace the spark plugs. If OK, reinstall the spark plugs. Try to start the engine again according to the instructions. If the engine still does not start, take the engine to an authorized Honda dealer.
TRANSPORTING/STORAGE Keep the engine level to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage, when transporting. If the fuel tank is equipped with a valve, turn the fuel valve to the CLOSED or OFF position. To avoid severe burns or fire hazards, let the engine cool before transporting it or storing it indoors.
Change the engine oil (see page 21). Remove the two spark plugs and pour about a tablespoon of clean engine oil into the cylinders. Crank the engine several revolutions to distribute the oil, then reinstall the spark plugs. Remove the battery and store it in a cool, dry place. Recharge it once a month.
SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions Model GCV520 GCV530 GXV530 Power equipment GJAKM GJAJM GJARM description code GJANM GJAMM Length 456 mm (18.0 in) Width 427 mm (16.8 in) Height 331 mm (13.0 in) Dry weight 30.5 kg (67.2 lbs) : Muffler and spark arrester are not included.
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