GCV190 Manuals



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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing a Honda engine. We want to help you to get 
the best results from your new engine and to operate it safely. This 
manual contains information on how to do that; please read it carefully 
before operating the engine. If a problem should arise, or if you have 
any questions about your engine, consult an authorized Honda 
OWNER’S MANUAL
servicing dealer.
All information in this publication is based on the latest product 
MANUEL DE L’UTILISATUER
information available at the time of printing. American Honda Motor 
MANUAL DEL PROPIETARIO
Co., Inc. reserves the right to make changes at any time without 
notice and without incurring any obligation. No part of this publication 
may be reproduced without written permission.
GCV160 • GCV190
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This manual should be considered a permanent part of the engine 
and should remain with the engine if resold.
Review the instructions provided with the equipment powered by this 
engine for any additional information regarding engine startup, 
shutdown, operation, adjustments or any special maintenance 
instructions.
SAFETY MESSAGES
Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have 
FRANÇAIS
provided important safety messages in this manual and on the 
engine. Please read these messages carefully.
A safety message alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you 

   WARNING:     
or others. Each safety message is preceded by a safety alert symbol 
The engine exhaust from this product 
 and one of three words, DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION.
contains chemicals known to the State of 
These signal words mean:
California to cause cancer, birth defects or 
other reproductive harm.
AÑOL

You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY 
 DANGER
HURT if you don't follow instructions.
ESP
CONTENTS

You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY 
 WARNING
HURT if you don't follow instructions.
INTRODUCTION  . . . . . . . . . . .  1
HELPFUL TIPS & 
SAFETY MESSAGES. . . . . . . .  1
SUGGESTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

You CAN be HURT if you don't follow 
 CAUTION
DAMAGE PREVENTION 
STORING YOUR ENGINE. . .  8
instructions.
MESSAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1
ADDING A GASOLINE 
Each message tells you what the hazard is, what can happen, and 
SAFETY INFORMATION . . . .  1
STABILIZER TO EXTEND 
COMPONENT & CONTROL 
FUEL STORAGE LIFE. . . . . .  9
what you can do to avoid or reduce injury.
LOCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
DRAINING THE FUEL TANK 
DAMAGE PREVENTION MESSAGES
BEFORE OPERATION CHECKS2
AND CARBURETOR . . . . . . .  9
IS YOUR ENGINE READY TO 
TRANSPORTING. . . . . . . . . .  9
You will also see other important messages that are preceded by the 
GO? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
TAKING CARE OF 
word NOTICE.
OPERATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS  . .  9
This word means:
SAFE OPERATING 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION .  10
PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . .  2
SERIAL NUMBER AND TYPE 
Your engine or other property can be 
Type 1 Operation   . . . . . . . . .  2
LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
NOTICE
damaged if you don’t follow instructions.
Type 2 Operation   . . . . . . . . .  3
HIGH ALTITUDE 
Type 3 Operation   . . . . . . . . .  3
OPERATION  . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
The purpose of these messages is to help prevent damage to your 
Type 4 Operation . . . . . . . . . .  4
EMISSION CONTROL 
Type 5 Operation . . . . . . . . . .  4
SYSTEM INFORMATION  . .  10
engine, other property, or the environment.
Type 6 Operation . . . . . . . . . .  4
AIR INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
SAFETY INFORMATION
Type 7 Operation . . . . . . . . . .  5
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . .  11
Type 8 Operation . . . . . . . . . .  5
BATTERY CONNECTIONS .  12
• Understand the operation of all controls and learn how to stop the 
SERVICING YOUR ENGINE  . .  5
WIRING DIAGRAMS . . . . . .  12
engine quickly in case of emergency. Make sure the operator 
THE IMPORTANCE OF 
CONSUMER INFORMATION.  13
receives adequate instruction before operating the equipment.
MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .  5
HONDA PUBLICATIONS. . .  13
• Your engine’s exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide. Do 
MAINTENANCE SAFETY  . . .  6
DISTRIBUTOR’S LIMITED 
not run the engine without adequate ventilation, and never run the 
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE.  6
WARRANTIES . . . . . . . . . . .  13
engine indoors.
REFUELING. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
EMISSION CONTROL 
ENGINE OIL. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
SYSTEM
• The engine and exhaust become very hot during operation. Keep 
AIR CLEANER . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
WARRANTY. . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
the engine at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from buildings and other 
SPARK PLUG  . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
DISTRIBUTOR/DEALER 
equipment during operation. Keep flammable materials away, and 
FLYWHEEL BRAKE 
LOCATOR INFORMATION .  13
do not place anything on the engine while it is running.
INSPECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
CUSTOMER SERVICE 
SPARK ARRESTER (optional 
INFORMATION  . . . . . . . . . .  13
© 2003–2007 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.—All Rights Reserved
equipment) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY 
INFORMATION  . . . . . last page
31Z8B010
IPC     POM52684-L
00X31-Z8B-0100
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XXX.2007.02
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
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Document Outline

  • INTRODUCTION
  • SAFETY MESSAGES
  • CONTENTS
  • COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATION
  • BEFORE OPERATION CHECKS
    • IS YOUR ENGINE READY TO GO?
  • OPERATION
    • SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS
    • TYPE 1 (FLYWHEEL BRAKE/REMOTE THROTTLE)
    • TYPE 2 (MANUAL CHOKE/MANUAL THROTTLE)
    • TYPE 3 (FLYWHEEL BRAKE/REMOTE CHOKE/FIXED THROTTLE)
    • TYPE 4 (AUTO CHOKE RETURN/FIXED THROTTLE)
    • TYPE 5 (MANUAL CHOKE/FIXED THROTTLE)
    • TYPE 6 (REMOTE THROTTLE/BLADE BRAKE CLUTCH)
    • TYPE 7 (ELECTRIC START W/ENGINE MOUNTED STARTER SWITCH/MANUAL CHOKE CONTROL/PRESET THROTTLE)
    • TYPE 8 AUTO CHOKE/FIXED THROTTLE
  • SERVICING YOUR ENGINE
    • THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE
    • MAINTENANCE SAFETY
    • MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
    • REFUELING
    • ENGINE OIL
    • AIR CLEANER
    • SPARK PLUG
    • FLYWHEEL BRAKE INSPECTION
    • SPARK ARRESTER (OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT)
  • HELPFUL TIPS & SUGGESTIONS
    • STORING YOUR ENGINE
    • ADDING A GASOLINE STABILIZER TO EXTEND FUEL STORAGE LIFE
    • DRAINING THE FUEL TANK AND CARBURETOR
    • TRANSPORTING
  • TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS
    • ENGINE WILL NOT START
    • ENGINE LACKS POWER
  • TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    • SERIAL NUMBER AND TYPE LOCATION
    • RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE LABEL (CANADA)
    • CARBURETOR MODIFICATIONS FOR HIGH ALTITUDE OPERATION
    • EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM INFORMATION
    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • TUNEUP
    • QUICK REFERENCE INFORMATION
    • BATTERY CONNECTIONS
    • WIRING DIAGRAMS
  • CONSUMER INFORMATION
    • Honda PUBLICATIONS
    • DISTRIBUTOR'S LIMITED WARRANTIES
    • EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY
    • DISTRIBUTOR/DEALER LOCATOR INFORMATION
    • CUSTOMER SERVICE INFORMATION
  • FRAN
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