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Getting fire and putting gas in cylinder and can't get

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Getting fire and putting...

Getting fire and putting gas in cylinder and can't get engine to pop

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?

Not that old bought it a year ago , cleaned carb and getting gas , has plenty of compression just won't start

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

What work

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

No never had this problem before , always worked on my own small engines, never had one with fire and fuel and won't start

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago

if you have afire and manually put fuel into the cylinder, it should fire unless there is no compression. what type of machine is this? you stated it has plenty of compression, what is the PSI of the cylinder?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Haven't checked , it's a Honda gas 160, getting ready to check to see if there is a stuck valve
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago

p​opping is normally caused by a sheared flywheel key. I would check this as this would throw the timing off and cause the popping

let me know how the flywheel key looks

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