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Honda GVC 160 10 years later #4598206
12/08/17 03:10 PM
12/08/17 03:10 PM
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ARB1977 Offline OP
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Ran pretty much seafoam with 93 octane chevron mostly. Amsoil small engine and now T5 for the last 2 years. Anyway to remove the carbon? Thanks.

Runs pretty good. I did increase the speed some this past year because it would choke out cutting tall grass.

I used my bore scope for the first time. Not bad for 50.00 and a smartphone.

Last edited by ARB1977; 12/08/17 03:24 PM.

2015 Tacoma 4.0L 60K (as of 02/23/18)
AMSOIL SS 0W30 / Toyota filter

2018 CRV 1.5L (as of 05/11/18)
Factory fill / Honda filter
Re: Honda GVC 160 10 years later [Re: ARB1977] #4598222
12/08/17 03:28 PM
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You can try a PEA based fuel system cleaner. Redline SI-1, Chevron Techron, and Regane are most popular.


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Re: Honda GVC 160 10 years later [Re: ARB1977] #4598232
12/08/17 03:34 PM
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Redline Si-1


1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Auto (Sold) 214k mi
2009 Scion tC Manual (Daily Driver) 165k mi
Re: Honda GVC 160 10 years later [Re: Charlie2015] #4598271
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ARB1977 Offline OP
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I'll try it next season. Thanks.


2015 Tacoma 4.0L 60K (as of 02/23/18)
AMSOIL SS 0W30 / Toyota filter

2018 CRV 1.5L (as of 05/11/18)
Factory fill / Honda filter
Re: Honda GVC 160 10 years later [Re: ARB1977] #4598351
12/08/17 05:38 PM
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The carbon isn't a whole lot but misting water into the Card with the air cleaner will remove the carbon.


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Re: Honda GVC 160 10 years later [Re: CT8] #4598398
12/08/17 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: CT8
The carbon isn't a whole lot but misting water into the Card with the air cleaner will remove the carbon.


Agreed.

I worked on an outboard motor once that had a tiny crack in the head gasket near the top cylinder. When I pulled the head to fix the head gasket, the top piston was a clean as brand new. Seems the small jets of water entering the combustion chamber did a great job cleaning the top of the piston. In addition to that, there was no indication whatsoever that there was any detrimental effect on the cylinder. It was in just as good condition as the bottom cylinder.

Re: Honda GVC 160 10 years later [Re: ARB1977] #4598549
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That is NOT bad carbon levels.

You probably have a plugged spark arrestor screen in the muffler.


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Re: Honda GVC 160 10 years later [Re: Linctex] #4599031
12/09/17 01:54 PM
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ARB1977 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
That is NOT bad carbon levels.

You probably have a plugged spark arrestor screen in the muffler.

Last time I checked there isn't one.


2015 Tacoma 4.0L 60K (as of 02/23/18)
AMSOIL SS 0W30 / Toyota filter

2018 CRV 1.5L (as of 05/11/18)
Factory fill / Honda filter
Re: Honda GVC 160 10 years later [Re: ARB1977] #4599688
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There is a guy on here that has a similar age Honda Foreman that posted pics from using tcw3, his piston tops were spotless.

Re: Honda GVC 160 10 years later [Re: krismoriah72] #4599794
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ARB1977 Offline OP
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Thanks


2015 Tacoma 4.0L 60K (as of 02/23/18)
AMSOIL SS 0W30 / Toyota filter

2018 CRV 1.5L (as of 05/11/18)
Factory fill / Honda filter

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