Honda Generator Gx340 Manual
• Owner’s Manual GX240 GX270 GX340 GX390 • • • o2003 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. -All Rights Reserved. 2016 International Prostar Premium Owners Manual. • Illustrations are based on the GX270.
2016 Impala Owners Manual. Only certain types are equipped for both electric and manual starting. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatever. • When your engine needs scheduled maintenance, keep in mind that your Honda servicing dealer is specially trained in servicing Honda engines. Your Honda servicing dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer your questions and concerns.
Honda GX340 QAE2 / GX340UT2QAE2 Horizontal OHV Engine 389cc, 10.7 Net HP, 1' x 3 31/64' Shaft, Electric Start, 3 Amp Charging System.
Best Wishes, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. • INTRODUCTION A FEW WORDS ABOUT SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others is very important. And using this engine safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual. • CONTENTS ENGINE SAFETY..IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.CONTROLS & FEATURES..
COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS.CONTROLS... Fuel Valve Lever..Engine Switch..Choke Lever..10 Throttle Lever... 11 Recoil Starter Grip.. • CONTENTS SERVICING YOUR ENGINE (continued) SEDIMENT CUP CLEANING..36 SPARK PLUG SERVICE... 37 IDLE SPEED ADJUSTMENT..38 SPARK ARRESTER MAINTENANCE (optional equipment).39 HELPFUL TIPS & SUGGESTIONS..40 STORING YOUR ENGINE.. • ENGINE SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Most accidents with engines can be prevented if you follow all instructions in this manual and on the engine.
Some of the most common hazards are discussed below, along with the best way to protect yourself and others. Owner Responsibilities Honda engines are designed to give safe and dependable service if operated according to instructions. • ENGINE SAFETY Carbon Monoxide Hazard Exhaust gas contains poisonous carbon monoxide.
Avoid inhalation of exhaust gas. Never run the engine in a closed garage or confined area. Other Equipment Review the instructions provided with the equipment powered by this engine for any additional safety precautions that should be observed in conjunction with engine startup, shutdown, operation, or protective apparel that may be needed to operate the equipment. • CONTROLS & FEATURES COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS MUFFLER THROTTLE LEVER AIR CLEANER ENGINE SWITCH SPARK PLUG (applicable types only) CIRCUIT BREAKER (applicable types only) CHOKE LEVER RECOIL STARTER FUEL VALVE LEVER Internal vent carburetor STARTER GRIP type (with TUBE CLIP) FUEL FILLER CAP BREATHER TUBE FUEL TANK. • CONTROLS & FEATURES CONTROLS Fuel Valve Lever The fuel valve opens and closes the passage between the fuel tank and the carburetor. The fuel valve lever must be in the ON position for the engine to run. When the engine is not in use, leave the fuel valve lever in the OFF position to prevent carburetor flooding and to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage.
• CONTROLS & FEATURES Engine Switch The engine switch enables and disables the ignition system. The engine switch must be in the ON position for the engine to run. Turning the engine switch to the OFF position stops the engine. ALL ENGINES EXCEPT ELECTRIC STARTER TYPES ELECTRIC STARTER TYPES ENGINE SWITCH. • CONTROLS & FEATURES Choke Lever or Choke Rod (applicable types) The choke lever or choke rod (applicable types) opens and closes the choke valve in the carburetor. The CLOSED position enriches the fuel mixture for starting a cold engine. The OPEN position provides the correct fuel mixture for operation after starting, and for restarting a warm engine.
• CONTROLS & FEATURES Throttle Lever The throttle lever controls engine speed. Moving the throttle lever in the directions shown makes the engine run faster or slower. Some engine applications use a remote-mounted throttle control rather than the engine-mounted throttle lever shown here.
THROTTLE LEVER SLOW Recoil Starter Grip. • CONTROLS & FEATURES FEATURES Oil Alert System (applicable engine types) The Oil Alert system is designed to prevent engine damage caused by an insufficient amount of oil in the crankcase. Before the oil level in the crankcase can fall below a safe limit, the Oil Alert system will automatically stop the engine (the ignition switch will remain in the ON position). • BEFORE OPERATION IS YOUR ENGINE READY TO GO?
For your safety, and to maximize the service life of your equipment, it is very important to take a few moments before you operate the engine to check its condition. Be sure to take care of any problem you find, or have your servicing dealer correct it, before you operate the engine. • BEFORE OPERATION Check the Engine Check the engine oil level (see page ). Running the engine with a low oil level can cause engine damage. The Oil Alert system (applicable engine types) will automatically stop the engine before the oil level falls below safe limits.
However, to avoid the inconvenience of an unexpected shutdown, always check the engine oil level before startup. • OPERATION SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS Before operating the engine for the first time, please review the IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION on page and the chapter titled BEFORE OPERATION. Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. Breathing it can cause unconsciousness and even kill you. Avoid any areas or actions that expose you to carbon monoxide. • OPERATION To start a cold engine, move the choke lever or choke rod (applicable types) to the CLOSED position. To restart a warm engine, leave the choke lever in the OPEN position.