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Title: Honda FG201 Honda GXV50 engine starting problems
Post by: greenhead on May 10, 2016, 21:01
Hi,  I have found over the last year of experimentation the GXV50, 4 stroke engine requires super refined petrol with a shelf life of 5 years costing 22 per 5 liters!!  Standard supermarket petrol is useless in this engine.  The carb is the problem!!  jets are very fine and block up easily with supermarket (dirty) fuel.  Last year the carb was ultrasonic cleaned 5 times and still NBG on regular petrol

How Honda have got away with this engine that only runs on premium grade fuel is beyond me!!

The rotovater is good if you can afford the fuel cost.

Mike.
Title: Re: Honda FG201 Honda GXV50 engine starting problems
Post by: m1ckz on May 16, 2016, 04:11
strange   in it
Title: Re: Honda FG201 Honda GXV50 engine starting problems
Post by: greenhead on May 19, 2016, 16:56
Posted this hoping it would get back to Honda as their customer service is useless!!!

Mike.
Title: Re: Honda FG201 Honda GXV50 engine starting problems
Post by: wapello on May 20, 2016, 19:43
 Mike, try it with another jet, or take garden machine repairer they will get over the problem,,
Title: Re: Honda FG201 Honda GXV50 engine starting problems
Post by: greenhead on May 25, 2016, 10:47
Thank you Wapello,

The machine has been back to the Honda appointed repairer 5 times already!!  The carb has been cleaned each time to no avail.  They say the pump petrol is to blame!!  There appears to be no way to complain to Honda direct other than through the agent.  There is no problem using the high-spec fuel.  I have a lawn mower powered with a much larger Honda engine and that is fine on regular petrol. Weird.

Mike.
Title: Re: Honda FG201 Honda GXV50 engine starting problems
Post by: loam ranger on July 11, 2016, 19:46
I know that this is an old thread, however, I have had a FG200 for 16 years and have only used pump petrol with no problems.  I always turn the fuel tap off and let the carb run dry .
Geoff
Title: Re: Honda FG201 Honda GXV50 engine starting problems
Post by: Dopey113 on July 27, 2016, 14:33
Sound like a jet to me too, a high octane won't solve it, or more refined fuel