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HONDA IZY HARD TO START

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by grahamsmower, 24 Jan 2013.

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    Hello ,my mowers been brilliant up till now but the only way i can get it to start is by pooring petrol into the engine through the spark plug hole or by taking the air cleaner off and pooring some in that way . So far ive fitted a new plug ,new petrol ,hole in filler cap trick ,and stripped and cleaned all jets in carburetor. when it does start eventually it does seem to run ok which baffles me , has anybody any ideas , im thinking its still a fuel problem as when it does start it seems fine
     
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    The Izy is one of the best machines in the world, bar none.
    However, they get very grumpy indeed if the choke flap doesn't close when the cable tells it to. Can you check this first?
    John :)
     
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    Thanks for your quick reply .at work at moment but will check first thing in morning. Does the choke just work manually of the throttle cable.? Thanks again
     
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    Yes it does.....when you are at maximum revs, the throttle lever comes up to a stop. Going further than this stop engages the choke.
    Of course, this only works if the throttle cable is adjusted correctly! The outer sheath is clamped at the carburettor and can be adjusted either way.
    John :)
     
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    Just had a look and your right the choke flap isn't moving . I couldn't work out why at first but its all been an own goal .when Ive stripped carburetor Ive put linkage in wrong hole . Its all back together now and started first pull just the revs seen very high. Thanks again .sometimes you Cant see wood for trees
     
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    Sometimes Honda - and others - make it really awkward to get those links off.....the secret is to slacken the carb off as much as you can, and then unscrew one of the studs.
    The carb can then be tilted 90 deg and the links disconnected. PITA :p
    John :)
     
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    John, your the man!

    Andy
     
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    Sad B'Stard, you mean Andy :p
    John :)
     
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    How do i slow the revs down
     
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    Its important on these machines Graham that the rods that go to the carb from the governor lever aren't bent out of shape in any way, and that they do get returned into their original position.
    Can you confirm this?
    Another issue could be the throttle stop screw (on the top of the carb, facing backwards and nigh on invisible with the covers on) isn't screwed in too far.
    Of course, there is that throttle cable adjustment - and often there is a 'truth' mark which shows where its original position was.
    John :)
     
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    Ok Will check all linkages and cables. It starts first pull now no hassle and runs smooth.been a good mower for years and never really had to touch it.
     
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