The Honda GXV270 is a popular engine for commercial devices ranging from power washers to water pumps. No matter what your engine is attached you, this guide will help you get it running.
Check the oil: Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick, wipe off any oil, and reinsert it into the filler neck without screwing it back in. When you pull it out, the oil should be above the lower oil level mark. If it’s not, add some oil. Honda recommends 10W40 for this engine. On Oil Alert-equipped motors, the system will make a buzzing sound if the oil level is too low, but it’s best to check the level ahead of time.
Check the air cleaner: Remove the wing nut on the top of the cleaner cover, then slide off the cover. The paper element is held down by a second wing nut and a washer, and this element is surrounded by a foam element. If an element is damaged, it needs to be replaced. Continue reading
The GXV120 is a vertical shaft engine that is mostly seen in walk-behind mowers. As with any Honda, it delivers outstanding reliability, but only if it’s properly maintained. This guide will walk you through the basics of keeping your engine serviced.
Before You Begin
All maintenance should be performed with the engine off. Giving the engine time to cool will reduce the chance of burns, especially when working around the muffler. Continue reading
The GXV120 is used in a wide range of walk-behind power equipment, but no matter what it’s attached to, operating the engine remains the same. This guide will walk you through using your engine and solving common problems that may keep it from running.
Check the oil: Remove the filler cap and wipe off the dipstick. Slide it back into the filler neck without threading it back into the motor, then pull it out. If the stick is dry above the lower level mark, add some more oil until it comes up to the upper mark. Honda recommends 10W30 automotive oil. Continue reading
There’s a vast range of small engine equipment out there, but Honda’s legendary reliability means their engines can be found powering just about everything. The GC135 is no exception, and using it is the same no matter what is attached to the output shaft. This guide will walk you through running this engine, as well as solving common problems so you can keep your equipment working year after year.
Adjustable vs Fixed Speed Engines
The GC135 comes in two versions: fixed and adjustable speed. Continue reading
The GC135 may be small, but this Honda engine is used in a wide range of equipment by a large number of manufacturers. Whether your motor powers a pressure washer or a pump, this guide will help you keep it powering your equipment for years to come.
Always let the engine cool before servicing it, especially when working around the muffler: it can still be hot up to a half hour after the engine has been used.
While it may be easier to work on the engine inside, running the motor in an enclosed space can lead to carbon monoxide buildup which can be lethal. Always move the engine outside away from buildings before starting. Continue reading