I have a Honda 2.3 it idle good but if I give it gas it stall if I don’t choke it so I know it’s a fuel system problem but I’d like to know what the problem could be
I use only ethanol-free gas in all my small motors (outboards, lawn mowers, snow blowers) and in my antique cars that are driven infrequently, and never have carb problems.Ethanol is just a bet on the odds. Absorbs moisture, which corrodes the tiny jets.
Well, yeah. You shouldn't introduce water into the fuel tank, but the most common cause of problems with small motors, by far, is storing the engine during the off-season with a residue of ethanol gas in it.If ethanol free gas was the only problem that would be great, but the 2.3 has a tiny interior tank that needs to be filled frequently. Filling the tank in the rain or sloppy conditions can also lead to water in the tank. It doesn't take much to throw these motors off.
Lol. It's not introducing water to the fuel tank. If it takes two hours to cross a lake and you have 40 minutes of fuel, you are going to need to fuel up whether it's raining or not. That's just the reality of these small motors, they have additional failure modes relative to other propulsion systems. My boat is rated for 5 hp max, but there isn't the physical space available for a 4 stroke 5, my tiller hits the top of the 2.3 as it is.Well, yeah. You shouldn't introduce water into the fuel tank, but the most common cause of problems with small motors, by far, is storing the engine during the off-season with a residue of ethanol gas in it.
Not exactly. Corrodes aluminum bowl, and the corrosion product foul the tiny jets. The depositis are nearly always aluminum hydroxide. This is also why carb cleaners alone don't work (the problem is not gum, which is what they disolve). Screw the jet out and clean it (very fine wire). Quite easy, not worth sending to the shop if you are at all handy.Ethanol is just a bet on the odds. Absorbs moisture, which corrodes the tiny jets.
We’re based in Groton, CT - or we will be again when we finally get up there. We are currently just north of Belhaven, NC trying to move during slim opportunities between persistently difficult weather systems.