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Honda o h c

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DennisKelderman, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. DennisKelderman

    DennisKelderman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    My Snapper DLR friend recently told me the Honda o h c series

    is junk and that a person is better off with a Briggs L head.

    Does any one have experience with these animals partiularly

    the6.5/190cc engine?

    Thanks Spanial5.
  2. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Well I think your Snapper dealer friend is a FOOL.
  3. clcare

    clcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    we have some hondas as well as there bikes and I have never seen a crap honda motor, but I have seen quite a few crap Briggs and will never own a Briggs
  4. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,117

    OHC is that overhead cam? Is this something new?
  5. jro2625

    jro2625 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    honda has two lines of small engines on push mowers GCV and GXV. You want to stay away from the GCV line. I've worked on them and been with people that have worked on them and you don't want one. The GCV's go on Sears lawnmowers and even on the honda harmony series (you know the mowers that range from $350 and up) The GXV line is a much better engine
  6. clcare

    clcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Yes, and no they have been around for years.
  7. indmowing

    indmowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    OHV is generally commercial, OHC is generally used for domestic purposes. Australia's Honda Mower range has the GXV engines on the more so commercial mowers, and OHC (GCV) on the Domestic.

    Extract from indmowing website


    "OHV - Overhead Valve: These engines have the valves located above the combustion chamber, in the roof of the cylinder head.

    The OHV layout permits smoother fuel mixture intake, plus quicker and more complete exhaust. This increased combustion efficiency, in turn, enables a higher compression ratio to be used in this way it is possible to obtain greater power output and to avoid the build up of carbon.

    The OHV-design gives also an excellent thermal balance, which contributes to reduced cylinder distortion, a decrease in oil consumption and an increase in engine service life.

    The OHV Engines are Commercial Grade while the OHC are generally used for domestic use."

  8. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,117

    Originally posted by dishboy
    OHC is that overhead cam? Is this something new?

    Yes, and no they have been around for years.

    clcare; Let me clarify my question, I realize OHC motors have been around for years, Is this new for Honda? I have only looked at their commercial mowers?
  9. Camelot Gardens Uk

    Camelot Gardens Uk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    My Honda OHV HRD 536QXE runs all day every day my B&S is in the workshop with a blown engine!

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