Ironically though, with the proliferation of ethanol in our gasoline the carbs are the biggest point of issues with Honda mowers.
I know it's off topic but heres how you keep your carb clean if you dont have Ethanol free gas available to you.
ALWAYS use a fuel stabilizer (Sta-Bil/etc), NEVER leave fuel in the tank/mower over the off season/winter, fill your fuel tank as full as possible AFTER you have mowed (reduce amount of air in tank for the Ethanol to react with).
Hydro is how I go!
Old beast! I cant wait to
get my new decals in the mail!!!