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My Honda gcv 160 starts great and runs normal 3 to 5 mins.

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my Honda gcv 160 starts great and runs normal for about 3 to 5 mins. then will start surging
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 10 months ago.

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It sounds like it is starving for fuel through the main fuel jet. It is able to run a very short time before it begins to do this. The first thing that I would do is remove the float bowl from the carburetor and clean the bowl and the main fuel jet and nozzle that is up inside the stem that the bowl attaches too. Sometimes on this model engine it is simpler to just replace the carburetor since many of the carburetor can be purchased for less than $20.00 retail.