Honda HRX timing belt issues?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Prime, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Five hrs labor? Don't change mowers. Every brand has strong and weak points.
    Change you dealer.
     
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
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    I've been into 2 GCV's in the last couple of years with timing issues. Neither were timing belt problems----the lobe on cam gear was damaged in both cases. Both engines were on economy line pressure washers.
     
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  3. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Silver Member
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    What'd you find? Lobes worn down? I thought the labor was more than excessive.
     
  4. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
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    Ricky, in both cases, a portion of the lobe had broken/cracked off, preventing valve operation. Strangely enough, the owner and close friend said the pressure washer probably didn't have more than 5-10 hours of use in 1 1/2 years---oil level and condition very evident of the low usage. The one year warranty wouldn't cover. Fixed him up on the cheap with a Briggs OHV, taken off a similar unit with a freeze damaged pump.
     
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  5. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Gold Member
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    Good to see yer still hangin' in there, Dutch.
     

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