View Full Version : Help with Honda GX160 timing help fast please !!

XB 2002
05-05-2010, 01:33 PM
I took apart a GX160 to inspect the camshaft lobes. When I go back together I assume that the two round marks( one on the camshaft gear and one on the crankshaft gear) will meet together where the gears mesh. I am getting backfire and smelling gas, Any advice appreciated

XB 2002*trucewhiteflag*

05-05-2010, 02:46 PM
Why were you looking at the cam lobes? Yes the dots should be put so they line up.

XB 2002
05-05-2010, 04:24 PM
Engine is running rich and fouling plugs. I have a new carb and adjusted the valves. An internet search found a thread about people with a similar issue a few years ago and his was due to the cam lobes not being in spec. Mine, however measured fine. Thanks for the help.

XB 2002

05-06-2010, 01:16 AM
I would suspect possible valve or valve seat problems. Compression tested? Carbon Buildup?