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    Menu GX120 GX160 GX200 Serial number and engine type OWNER’S MANUAL 32ZH7620 00X32-ZH7-6201 HONDA EUROPE N.V.(EEC)

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    All information in this publication is based on the latest product information available at the time of printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission.

  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    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.

  • Page 4: Safety Label Location

    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...

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    BATTERY CONNECTIONS (for electric starter) Use a 12 volt battery with an ampere-hour rating of at least 18 AH. 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.

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    Insert the dipstick into the oil filler neck, but do not screw it in. If the level is low, fill to the top of the oil filler neck with the recommended oil. Use Honda 4-stroke, or an equivalent high detergent, premium quality mo- tor oil certified to meet or exceed U.S.

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    Reduction gear oil Check reduction gear oil level. Fill with SG, SF rated engine oil, if necessary. 1/2 reduction with automatic centrifugal clutch Remove the oil filler cap and wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick into the filler neck but do not screw it in. If the level is low, fill to the upper level mark with the same oil recommended for the engine (see engine oil recommendations on page...

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    ELEMENTS sure they are clean and in good con- dition. Clean or replace the elements if necessary (page (GX120/160) (GX120/160/200) Cyclone type Check cleaner for dirt or obstruction of elements. Check the cyclone housing for any dirt build-up, clean it, if necessary...

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    Semi-dry type Check cleaner for dirt or obstruction of element (page ELEMENT Oil bath type Check the air cleaner element to be sure it is clean and in good condition. Clean or replace the element if necessary (page Check oil level and condition. Never run the engine without the air cleaner.

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    Avoid repeated or prolonged contact with skin or breathing of vapor. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Fuel tank capacity: GX120… 2.5 (0.66 US gal , 0.55 Imp gal) 3.6 (0.95 US gal , 0.79 Imp gal) GX160… GX200…...

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    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.

  • Page 12: Starting The Engine

    STARTING THE ENGINE Turn the fuel valve to the ON position. FUEL VALVE ……ON Move the choke lever to the CLOSED position. Do not use the choke if the engine is warm or the air temperature is high. CHOKE LEVER CLOSE……...

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    Move the throttle control lever slightly to the left. HIGH THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER Start the engine. With recoil starter: Turn the engine switch to the ON position. ENGINE SWITCH...

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    Pull the starter grip lightly until resistance is felt, then pull briskly. Do not allow the starter grip to snap back against the engine. Return it gently to prevent damage to the starter. With electric starter (where equipped): START Turn the engine switch to the START position and hold it there until the engine starts.

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    High altitude performance can be improved by specific modifica- tions to the carburetor. 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 modifi- cations. Even with suitable carburetor jetting, engine horsepower will decrease approximately 3.5% for each 305 m (1,000 feet) increase...

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    OPERATION As the engine warms up, gradually move the choke lever to the OPEN position. CHOKE LEVER ……OPEN Position the throttle control lever for the desired engine speed. THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER HIGH...

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    Oil alert system (Where equipped) The Oil Alert System is designed to prevent engine damage caused by an insufficient amount of oil in the crankcase. Before the oil level in the crankcase can fall below a safe limit, the Oil Alert System will automatically stop the engine (the engine switch will remain in the ON position).

  • Page 18: Stopping The Engine

    STOPPING THE ENGINE To stop the engine in an emergency, turn the engine switch to the OFF position. Under normal conditions, use the following procedure: Move the throttle control lever fully to the right. THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER Turn the engine switch to the OFF position. ENGINE SWITCH Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.

  • Page 19: Maintenance Schedule

    Check (Replace if necessary) (1): Service more frequently when used in dusty areas. (2): These items should be serviced by an authorized Honda dealer, unless the owner has the proper tools and is mechanically proficient. See the Honda Shop Manual.

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    Oil change Drain the oil while the engine is still warm to assure rapid and complete draining. Remove the oil filler cap and drain plug to drain the oil. Install the drain plug, and tighten it securely. Refill with the recommended oil (see page ) and check the oil level.

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    Never try to brush the dirt off; brushing will force dirt into the fibers. Replace the pa- per element if it is excessively dirty. (GX120/160) (GX120/160/200)

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    Cyclone type WING NUT Remove the wing nut and the air cleaner cover. Remove the PAPER GROOVE elements and separate them. ELEMENT Carefully check both elements for holes or tears and replace if damaged. Foam element: Clean in warm soapy water, rince and allow to dry thoroughly.

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    Semi-dry type Unscrew the wing nut, remove the air WING NUT cleaner cover and remove the element. Wash the element in a nonflammable or high flash point solvent and dry it AIR CLEANER COVER thoroughly. Soak the element in clean engine oil and squeeze out the excess oil.

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    Sediment cup cleaning Gasoline is extremely flammable and is explosive under certain conditions. Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area. After installing the sediment cup, check for leaks, and make sure the area is dry before starting the engine. Turn the fuel valve to OFF.

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    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. Measure the plug gap with a feeler gauge. Correct as necessary by bending the side electrode.

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    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 two 4 mm screws from the exhaust deflector, and remove the deflector.

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    Carburetor idle speed adjustment Start the engine and allow it to warm up to normal operating temperature. With the engine idling, turn the throttle stop screw to obtain the standard idle speed. Standard idle speed: 1,400 rpm. THROTTLE STOP SCREW...

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    THROTTLE AND CHOKE CONTROL CABLE (optional part) The throttle and choke control levers are provided with holes for optional cable attachment. The following illustrations show installation examples for a solid wire cable and for a braided wire cable. If using a braided wire cable, add a return spring as shown. It is necessary to loosen the throttle lever friction nut when operating the throttle with a remote cable.

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    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. Befor storing the unit for an extended period; Be sure the storage area is free of excessive humidity and dust. Drain the fule…...

  • Page 30: Troubleshooting

    If OK, reinstall the spark plug and try to start the engine again according to the instructions. If the engine still dose not start, take the engine to an authorized Honda dealer. Engine will not start, using electric starter: Are the battery cables securely connected and free of corrosion? Is the battery fully charged? If the engine does not charge the battery, check the circuit breaker.

  • Page 31: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions GX 120 GX 160 GX 200 Power equipment GC01 GC02 GCAE description code Length 300 mm (11.8 in) 305 mm (12.0 in) 313 mm (12.3 in) Width 345 mm (13.6 in) 365 mm (14.4 in) 376 mm (14.8 in) Height 320 mm (12.6 in) 335 mm (13.2 in)

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    With cyclone air cleaner Dimensions GX 120 GX 160 GX 200 Power equipment GC01 GC02 GCAE description code Length 310 mm (12.2 in) 345 mm (13.6 in) 313 mm (12.3 in) Width 410 mm (16.1 in) 420 mm (16.5 in) 430 mm (16.9 in) Height 325 mm (12.8 in)

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    MEMO United Kingdom selling agent : Head office : HONDA ENGINES HONDA EUROPE N.V. Honda Logistic Centre( UK)Ltd. European Engine Center Unit 3210, Wellington Parkway Langerbruggestraat 104, B-9000 GENT Magna Park Lutterworth TEL. +32(0)9 250 12 11 Leicestershire LE 17 4JQ...

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