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Honda GX 160 5.5 Jet wash shuts down when use water

It starts but when i use the jet wash it shuts down with some wierd noise

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  • Les Smith
    Les Smith May 11, 2010

    Do you have the throttle open far enough?

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Change the spark plug with a new one with the same heat range.

best regards savumihai71

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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Change the spark plug with a new one with the same heat range.

best regards savumihai71

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