water in mower

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Bingham Brothers, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. Bingham Brothers

    Bingham Brothers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    We had a huge rain storm and I wasn't home to take the mowers in. The 3 21" honda mowers got water in them. I got two going, but the 3rd won't start and you can hear the water. What is the best thing to do.
  2. Americal Vet

    Americal Vet LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Change all fluids, remove and clean/replace spark plug. Remove air filter and allow to dry completely. Good luck.
  3. hess

    hess LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    also you can run a little water remover in the frash gas
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Drain all oil and fuel, refill (Enough to run engine) and put in fresh oil and fuel (add methonol or water remover to fuel) run until engine gets warm and drain both fluids again.
  5. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 956

    You can HEAR the water?
    Would you elaborate?
  6. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    I don't see where one heavy rain forces you to drain all the fluids. Unless you had the oil filler and fuel cap off? Otherwise just drying off the coil wire should get it going. Like Bill said "where do you hear the water?"
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Guy's, My curiosity is up now about this water ! ? ?
  8. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Flip the mower upside down lol...how can you hear the water?
  9. john_incircuit

    john_incircuit LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 310

    Hmm -- I left our Honda's out many times. Yesterday, we had over 2 inches of rain, this morning, they started on the first pull. As long as the gas cap, dip stick and carburetor cover are on, I think it is close to impossible for water to get into the fluids.

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