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Son ran over some chain with my Troybilt mower with the HONDA 160CC OHC engine. Since then, the mower cuts off when it gets into higher grass. Problem getting worse , almost like something is loose?

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Check that the blade disc or carrier is tight and the woodruff key on the pto shaft has not shawn / sheared

check the flywheel key under the starter cup nut

could be sheard and is out of time or is moving when unit starts and stops

a shawn key will not stop it from sparking just wont spark @ correct time , check that pto is not bent

might pay to check camshaft timming as well and check timming belt

here is web site for parts breakdown

go to service, spare parts , then select gcv160 from list
then hit search

a engine list will come up

cheers hope it helps

Posted on Aug 13, 2010


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