Recent Topics
Please, maintain your tires properly
by 53' Stude. 09/25/18 06:58 AM
Cycling health
by CourierDriver. 09/25/18 06:08 AM
Stupidest thing you've ever done (or not done)
by Speak2Mountain. 09/25/18 06:01 AM
First Time Hyundai Owner - Coolant Confusion
by tony1679. 09/25/18 05:16 AM
European Formula: Supertech and Mobil 1
by Snagglefoot. 09/25/18 02:19 AM
KFE brake pads?
by deoxy4. 09/25/18 01:16 AM
GM Marine Engine wont start
by Gito. 09/24/18 11:59 PM
New TV bad picture some channels part2
by raaizin. 09/24/18 10:46 PM
Another Bad PCM on a Buick 3.8L!
by clinebarger. 09/24/18 10:17 PM
Funny pictures thread
by JLTD. 09/24/18 08:40 PM
Redline 15w40: Low or Mid Saps?
by SavagePatch. 09/24/18 06:59 PM
What are these cables to?
by 99Eclipse. 09/24/18 06:44 PM
Help with parasitic draw?
by buck91. 09/24/18 05:57 PM
Costco Car Buying Program
by dkryan. 09/24/18 05:39 PM
Glass Scrub?
by buck91. 09/24/18 05:03 PM
Loosing coolant from somewhere
by NICAT. 09/24/18 03:47 PM
2010 or so Ford Fusion Sport thoughts?
by ZZman. 09/24/18 03:35 PM
Newest Members
fortim, albert001, LG_Electronics, TCam, OzFrog
66063 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
84 registered members (Bbonez, bernau, Astro14, advocate, bluesubie, 8 invisible), 1,356 guests, and 35 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics290,975
Posts4,853,610
Members66,063
Most Online3,590
Jan 24th, 2017
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Honda GVC 160 10 years later #4598206
12/08/17 04:10 PM
12/08/17 04:10 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,245
North Texas
ARB1977 Offline OP
ARB1977  Offline OP
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,245
North Texas


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 04:24 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 04:28 PM
12/08/17 04:28 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 51
Des Moines, IA
Loi Offline
Loi  Offline
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 51
Des Moines, IA
You can try a PEA based fuel system cleaner. Redline SI-1, Chevron Techron, and Regane are most popular.


'05 GDB STI
'16 VAB STI
Re: Honda GVC 160 10 years later [Re: ARB1977] #4598232
12/08/17 04:34 PM
12/08/17 04:34 PM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 279
Georgia
Charlie2015 Offline
Charlie2015  Offline
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 279
Georgia
Redline Si-1


1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Auto
2009 Scion TC Manual
Re: Honda GVC 160 10 years later [Re: Charlie2015] #4598271
12/08/17 05:11 PM
12/08/17 05:11 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,245
North Texas
ARB1977 Offline OP
ARB1977  Offline OP
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,245
North Texas
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 06:38 PM
12/08/17 06:38 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 11,857
Idaho
CT8 Offline
CT8  Offline
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 11,857
Idaho
The carbon isn't a whole lot but misting water into the Card with the air cleaner will remove the carbon.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: Honda GVC 160 10 years later [Re: CT8] #4598398
12/08/17 07:25 PM
12/08/17 07:25 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,933
Canada
boraticus Offline
boraticus  Offline
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,933
Canada
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
12/08/17 09:44 PM
12/08/17 09:44 PM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 6,262
Waco, TX
Linctex Offline
Linctex  Offline
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 6,262
Waco, TX
That is NOT bad carbon levels.

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


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Honda GVC 160 10 years later [Re: Linctex] #4599031
12/09/17 02:54 PM
12/09/17 02:54 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,245
North Texas
ARB1977 Offline OP
ARB1977  Offline OP
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,245
North Texas
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
12/10/17 10:13 AM
12/10/17 10:13 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,578
wv
krismoriah72 Offline
krismoriah72  Offline
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,578
wv
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
12/10/17 12:10 PM
12/10/17 12:10 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,245
North Texas
ARB1977 Offline OP
ARB1977  Offline OP
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,245
North Texas
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

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™