- Nov 2, 2011
I have the full Honda mower with the GCV160 engine I got from Home Depot. It's been a great mower so far and I'm just starting my third year/season using it. I've always wondered about the auto-choke and the engine in general as far as warming it up. After starting it, do I need to let the engine warm up for a bit or can I just start cutting grass immediately? I usually give it a 10-20sec run time before I start cutting, so is that enough? Thanks!
Always a good idea to let the engine run a full minute or so to get all the way warmed up. The engine RPM will stabilize and you'll have full power and torque ready to go.
Does you mower have the blade clutch (yellow button) or do the blades turn as soon as you start the engine?