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Honda GCV160 Owner's Manual

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Honda GCV160 Owner's Manual



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  • Page 1 Click SAVE to save this manual to your computer. Thank you for choosing Honda.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing a Honda engine. We want to help you to get the best results from your new engine and to operate it safely. This manual contains information on how to do that; please read it carefully before operating the engine.
  • Page 3: Component & Control Location

    COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATION BEFORE OPERATION CHECKS The engine control area differs based on the engine type. Refer to the IS YOUR ENGINE READY TO GO? individual diagrams below to determine your engine control type when For your safety, and to maximize the service life of your equipment, it reading the Operation section and other sections in the manual.
  • Page 4: Type 2 Operation

    2. Move the throttle control TYPE 2 (MANUAL CHOKE CONTROL/ MANUAL THROTTLE FAST SLOW (see equipment manual) to CONTROL) move the choke/throttle CHOKE Starting A Cold Engine lever to the CHOKE position. 1. Turn the fuel valve to the ON position (see page 2). CHOKE/ THROTTLE 2.
  • Page 5: Type 4 Operation

    TYPE 4 (AUTOMATIC CHOKE RETURN/PRESET TYPE 6 (REMOTE THROTTLE/BLADE BRAKE CLUTCH) THROTTLE) Starting A Cold Engine Starting A Cold Engine 1. Turn the fuel valve to the ON position (see page 2). 1. Turn the fuel valve to the ON 2.
  • Page 6: Servicing Your Honda Engine

    Do not overfill. FUEL LEVEL MARK To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new genuine Honda Wipe up spilled fuel before parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement.
  • Page 7: Engine Oil

    ENGINE OIL AIR CLEANER Recommended Oil A dirty air cleaner will restrict air flow to the carburetor and cause poor engine performance. Inspect the filter each time the engine is Use 4-stroke motor oil that meets operated. You will need to clean the filter more frequently if you or exceeds the requirements for operate the engine in very dusty areas.
  • Page 8: Flywheel Brake Inspection

    Check local laws and regulations. A USDA-qualified spark arrester is 7. When installing a new spark plug, tighten 1/2 turn after the spark available from an authorized Honda servicing dealer. plug seats to compress the washer. The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to keep it 8.
  • Page 9: Carburetor

    6). 4. Take engine to an Fuel filter clogged, carburetor Replace or repair faulty 2. Remove the spark plug (see authorized Honda malfunction, ignition components as necessary. servicing dealer, or malfunction, valves stuck, page 6). refer to shop manual.
  • Page 10: Technical & Consumer Information

    For use at low altitudes, have an authorized Honda servicing Fuel system damage or performance problems resulting from the use dealer return the carburetor to original factory specifications.
  • Page 11: Emission Control System Information

    Air Index, the less pollution. Honda utilizes lean carburetor settings and other systems to reduce The durability description is intended to provide you with information the emissions of carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, and relating the engine’s emission durability period.
  • Page 12: Distributor's Limited Warranty

    American Honda Motor Co., Inc. will repair your power equipment engine American Honda will repair or replace, at its option, any part that is proven to be defective at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
  • Page 13 Customer Relations Office control system. If such a replacement part is used in the repair or maintenance of your engine, and an authorized Honda dealer determines it is defective or causes a failure of a 4900 Marconi Drive warranted part, your claim for repair of your engine may be denied. If the part in question is Alpharetta, GA 30005-8847 not related to the reason your engine requires repair, your claim will not be denied.