Are there still auto choke problems with todays Honda's?

pegandkenJuly 19, 2010

Just curious if there are problems that still exist with the auto choke systems on todays Honda engines that seemed to cause so many headaches when it was first introduced a few years ago? I'm looking at the Toro 20192 and the Honda HRX217VKA mowers which both have the Honda auto choke systems. Thanks for your time.

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aj_allen

I have never seen a auto choke on a honda GCV engine that works correctly.

AJ

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 9:54PM
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wrager(Z5 OH)

I'm on my second season with an HRX and never a problem. It starts half way through the first pull, just as designed.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2010 at 8:45AM
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yellowfever

My HRX217HXA GCV 190 that does not have the auto choke. Relative has a Troy Bilt with a GCV 160 Auto Choke that works fine for 5 years. I'm glad mine is manual.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2010 at 8:52AM
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dpunisher

3+ years on my GCV160 with autochoke and no problems. Only time I did have a carb problem a piece of shrub got pushed into the carb linkage and screwed up the way it ran.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2010 at 4:05PM
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pegandken

Thanks guys, maybe the previous auto choke problems are now a thing of the past!!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2010 at 7:15PM
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tomplum

Very few issues. There was a revision a couple of years back on some models btw.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2010 at 1:17AM
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skane1(3)

I bought a Husqvarna push mower that was powered by Honda a year and a half ago and the auto-choke worked great for the first year but now it sticks and you gotta push it with your finger to make it work.The Honda engine still runs like new and continues to start with just one pull.I always keep the mower inside.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2010 at 2:37PM
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