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I have a gc160 honda pressure washer. when trying to crank the washer with the pull cord it acts like it wants to crank but never does.i have changed the sparkplug took the carb. off and cleaned it throughout and also had the fuelpump checked to see if it was weak. it has blowby comeing out of the breather so i know its getting fire to the plug. please help me with this problem. thanks, Gary

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  • clark2473 Jul 05, 2010

    There is no water pressure on the gun since the hose is not hooked up. The engine shouldn't have worn rings,it is not that old nor has it been used that much.

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Release the water pressure on the pressure gun.that helps.shouldnt have blowby coming out the breather.that indicates worn rings.do a compression check.should be at least 90-130 PSI

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    Ian Summerfield Jul 05, 2010

    you shouldnt start the motor without water in the pump,youll damage it.connect the hose!..you still should not have blowby,do a compression check,the oil level sender unit[if its got one]will kill the engine if low level.Hondas wont start unless choke fully on.N11Y champion spark plug.drain carbie bowl,to see what comes out,and if fuel comes out,check the flow.sometimes,Hondas have been known to snap a valve rocker pedestal .

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