The biggest time this happens is during transportation the fuel valve is open and the the float bounces and pumps fuel .Actually if I remember correctly, doesnt the GX series have a problem running gas into the cylinder if the fuel switch isnt turned off or if the rubber seal in the fuel switch is rotted? I can see over time if it doesnt run for a while collecting water (condensating) in the "Metal" tank leaking into the cylinder then freezing.
Yep.The biggest time this happens is during transportation the fuel valve is open and the the float bounces and pumps fuel .
its only the log splitters that we rent out that we have to watch as they don't go out often. Our trenchers that we keep outside get rented and stay rented so we have few problems if any. the log splitters though love to suck up water in the gas tank and just goes from there.Yeah you are kinda far south for a log splitter. I only stated that on the GX series because I have worked on alot of those at the rental place I was at and these are notorious for doing this. However, I do know that just moving equipment around they will do this if it is open, which we were always moving equipment around to get to another piece. We had a 25 ton log splitter, walk behind saw, stump cutter, bedding edger, ditch witch trencher and several other with honda engines that when left open, we had to drain the oil cause it would reak like gas after a few weeks of sitting. Past experience told me to make sure that they got closed. :thumbsup:
Spring and fall at the place I was at was alot of work, over 800 of over 1400 pieces of equipment had to be serviced for winter then brought back into service in the beggining of March. Enough to make you go nuts. Look around for places that get rid of scratch and dents at a lot lower price, we went through alot of hondas where I was at so it wasnt worth it for us to spend large sums on any engine. Alot of dust and concrete dust will take these out fast even on a good cleaning schedule.