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Old 25 July 2010, 06:31   #1
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Honda 2hp Tickover Problem

I have an old 2hp which suddenly stopped ticking over. It will start fine but die as soon as the choke in put in without reving the engine. Even when warm it will not idle at a low enough speed to disengauge the clutch. It runs fine at full throttle. I have checked and greased the gasket from the card, checked the air filter, and cleaned the carb and also used fresh fuel but to no avail. The engine has been well looked after and serviced regularly. I have the Seloc manual which is about as much use as a chocolate teapot so any thoughts would be gratefully received.

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Honda 2hp

I take it the Honda is a 4 stroke? If so it's probably a blocked idle jet.
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Old 25 July 2010, 19:07   #3
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Yes it is the 4 stroke, BF2D version. Thanks for the suggestion but looking at the seloc manual it only shows a main jet so would it be obvious where the idle jet is?

As I said, the Seloc manual is pants. Is the Clymer one any better?

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we had something similar on ours and IIRC we ended up having to fiddle with the mixture screw. I never quite got it back to as good as new though.
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As I said, the Seloc manual is pants. Is the Clymer one any better?
See my post of 2 mins ago!

Will it run on partial choke?
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...Will it run on partial choke?
Yes.

So the Clymer are as bad as the Seloc? Bummer when you are used to the Haynes manuals.
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Sounds like you got a blocked idle jet.


I half retract my previous thought as T-15 has now proved that it wasn't so much Clymer that was the problem, but actually a rather bizarre bit of design by Mercury! Having said that, If you get a Clymer, be absolutely sure you have the correct one, as I have just demonstrated....

If it's carb info you're after, Clymer haven't let me down yet.
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Many thanks, I'll give that a try. I managed to get a Honda data sheet for the carb so it'll make life easier.

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Woo hoo.... it worked (and is still working). Took all of five minutes to do from start to finish. The only concern was how much force and how big a set of pliers to use on the plastic jet. Ended up wit a big set of flat nosed pliers and just pulled! Blocked pilot jet so thanks for the info guys.

Here's the Honda carb link.
http://www.honda-engines-eu.com/en/images/59138.pdf
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