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Honda centrifugal clutch problem, need help....

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Greyst1, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 897

    Ok guys, got a weird one here.

    I have a Honda GX160 with a 2:1 gear reduction wet clutch on my Bluebird BedBug Bed Edger and i noticed that when i engaged the clutch i see oil coming out of the fill cap (pin hole in the cap). Is it possible that this fill cap is from another machine or something? Never seen a pin hole in a filler cap and i'm wondering if this is right. I bought this machine used and just noticed it.

    Anybody know anything about these gear reductions i would greatly appreciate it.
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

    Check your manual for the edger for oil level recommended. Just a stab in the dark but I'd guess it's over filled and expansion is causing the leak.
  3. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 897

    I will, i saw on Honda's website that there should be a oil dip stick gauge threaded in the filler cap. Sort of an assembly, i know that mine doesn't have the dipstick gauge. There would be no reason for a hole in the filler cap, at the moment it looks like i'm just missing the gauge.

    Anyone else have a hole in the filler cap?
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,718

    Maybe the stick broke off also explaining the hole.
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  5. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

    After taking a look at the Honda clutch/reduction system, it appears as though the dipstick is a two piece unit. It would appear that the dipstick itself is threaded into the cap thereby permitting venting. Check the inside of the cap to check for threads--if it is, the dipstick portion may have dropped to the bottom of the unit. Just a thought--your mileage may vary.
  6. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 897

    Well i figured this one out....

    1st the fill cap was in deed missing the gauge however upon receipt of my new cap gauge assembly i noticed there is a breather in it. Weird, i know but it's meant to be there.

    The reason why the oil was coming out of the top of the cap was the incompetent mechanic at:

    Barry Doyle
    Eddie Doyle
    SE Equipment Plus
    Actworth, Georgia

    Over filled the damn reduction gear case and with the wrong oil. Filled almost to the top WTF, i sure wish these jerkoff's take a minute and pay attention to what their doing. Until i read through Honda's manual i didn't realized it took 10W-30 and only .5 litre of it. Had to be at least 1 - 1.25 litre's in it. I can see a little head but geez 2.5 times..... Idiots!

    I've posted in an another thread about this company, please guys they sell online via eBay store ***BUYER BEWARE***, rude, incompetent, arrogant, and just plain lazy!!!!!

    Oh well, for now problem fixed at my expense of course.

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