honda gxv530 16 hp

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by I MOW ALONE, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. I MOW ALONE

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    im looking for a replacement engine for a 13 hp briggs and i can get a 16hp honda gxv530 for a decent price. my ? is it seems that it is very hard to find a muffler for this engine none of the people on ebay selling these engines offer the muffler for sale does anyone know where a good place online is to order a muffler and do you know how expensive they might be. i like the price on the engine but if a muffler is going to cost an arm and leg its not worth purchasing.
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hmmm, I couldn't find a muffler listed in Honda's parts look-up.

    It's possible they leave it up to the OEM's to design a muffler to fit the unit they install the engine on ?
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    OK,

    Further checking turned up the below exhaust system, I don't have Honda pricing here at home but I'd hate to have to buy all that. Just to give you a idea, A little muffler for a GX160 is in the $60/$70 range from Honda.

    Honda GXV530 Exhaust.JPG
     
  4. I MOW ALONE

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks for checking it out rob it looks like it would get real expensive real fast. guess i will pass on that engine.
     
  5. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I believe that Honda has at least two options for this engine. One muffler is much quieter and is designed for the engine to run close to a crowd.
    I may be wrong though, better check directly with Honda customer service.
     
  6. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Atleast Honda sells the muffler as a standalone item. Not like the $200 muffler and pipes on some Kohlers like below.

    MVC-917F.JPG
     
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, I know what ya mean. They can make more payup that way. ;)
     

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