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    How To Clean A Honda Carburetor

    Here's Honda's official how-to guide for cleaning a Honda mower carburetor. Modern fuel mixtures aren't so great for small gas engines, and if you're having trouble with rough running, only running on CHOKE, or poor idle, there's a good chance the carburetor has some slime, gunk or debris somewhere inside.



    This guide will show you how to properly inspect and clean the carburetor on most small Honda OHV engines. DIY and save some money and time.
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    Re: How To Clean A Honda Carburetor

    How often is a seat worn to the point, on a Honda or any other brand, that replacement is required?

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    Re: How To Clean A Honda Carburetor

    Quote Originally Posted by SeniorCitizen View Post
    How often is a seat worn to the point, on a Honda or any other brand, that replacement is required?
    Seat material is better than it used to be, as are fuel filters, so it is not as much of an issue as it was 20-30 years ago with poor-quality rubber and dirty fuel.

    That said, with all the ethanol fuels today, the jury is still out on how long a modern seat will survive. I can tell you I've not see a truly worn-out one in many, many years. Use good quality fuel, don't allow it to go stale, check/replace the fuel filter, and I'd bet the seat would last the life of the engine.
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    Re: How To Clean A Honda Carburetor

    Or watch the video
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    Re: How To Clean A Honda Carburetor

    As long your carburetor is not leaking fuel, you shouldn't worry about the seat. If the seat really gets worn, the level in the bowl will rise and eventually start leaking. But that is not the case with today's carbs. 80% of all today's carbs problems are related to ethanol in fuel.

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    Re: How To Clean A Honda Carburetor

    I haven't seen a worn seat, but recently I have seen a clogged seat. As robert@honda mentioned, "there's a good chance the carburetor has some slime, gunk or debris somewhere inside." I had to clean the carburetor due to an oil overfill. Oil was leaking out of the governor, clogged the carburetor, and saturated the air filter, restricting air flow, and fouled the spark plug. After a good cleaning and correct oil fill, it is running like a champ. I have started a series of videos and the Honda is included in them. https://goo.gl/zCfAud

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