Honda GVC 160 Transported on side/Oil in Cylinder

tomg_2010April 26, 2010

I have a problem with the Honda GVC 160 on my power sprayer. My son transported it on it's side and the oil ran through the engine and out. I drained it, ran gas through the chamber to clean the oil and cleaned the carb, including the float which is working fine. Also replaced the air filter.

It only starts for a second if I put gas directly in the cylinder and quickly put the plug in...runs on that gas, but no other seems to get to the chamber to continue running.

Do you think the valve is sticking because of the oil that got into it? I was also wondering that somehow the air that mixes with the gas (I assume this is how it works), may be impeded because of the oil.

Thanks for any advice!


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How thoroughly did you clean the carb? Did you remove the fuel line to make sure it's clear?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 10:32AM
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Twice cleaned the carb. The fuel line is clear as it fills the bowl each time. I tend to think there is something inside the engine that effects the flow of air?

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 4:30PM
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Have you cranked it with the air filter removed?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 9:55AM
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