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Honda Mower problems

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Hey all,

 

I recently got a spotless honda mower with a roller on it, just a wee 17" job, from a customer who has had it in her shed for a few years untouched.

 

It's running well, but always on the choke. Dies as soon as it's off of it, apart from a couple of times when it runs as it should. What could be causing this (it's now done 10 or so hours)?

 

Also, is there a way of changing the drive or gearing to make it walk faster, as it is painfully slow to walk behind? I'm sure I could just put a bigger drive cog on or something like that.

 

Cheers, Tim

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I reckon it will be a 425C?

They are pretty slow, apart from upping the revs to around 3200 there is not a lot that can be done about the forward speed.

 

And the carb issue is typical of the Honda GC carb which is very intolerant of any contamination (give me a Briggs engine any day!). It will need a strip down, including removal of the main jet and the nozzle above it. An ultra sonic clean is advisable.

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