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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:13 am    Post subject: honda gx340 oil alert Reply to specific post Reply with quote

crankcase cover off. broken connecting rod and cam. put a nick in oil alert square plastic container held on by two bolts. model qcxc.
cant find one in parts book or at dealer. how does this work. is it on pressure ? should i replace or not ? how do i test ?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:30 pm    Post subject: Re: honda gx340 oil alert Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Probably senses oil level. It is a kill switch. If low or no oil, it will ground out the coil.

If one terminal, the terminal is + and the metal body is -.

With an ohm meter, test it with oil covering it. Should be 0.

Out of oil should be above 0 closer to 1.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: honda gx340 oil alert Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If its much of a nick, I would replace it. You don't say what its on but if its on a generator, I've seen them save engines before just by doing their job. Also, certain ones had an update replacement because they wouldn't work when they got some age on them, especially if the oil wasn't changed regularly.

To look up Honda parts you need to have the VIN number off the engine block. Stamped in, sometimes with a center punch.

The VIN number has 4 or 5 letters followed by a 7 digit number, and usually there is another 3 or 4 digit suffix, sometimes printed below or above it. After the 3 digit number there is sometimes an asterik. (*) The Asterik is not used as part of the part number.

Example: GJARA 1234567
(This # from memory, Think it is for a GCV190)

It takes all these numbers for the parts man to get to the right pages in the electronic parts book. The oil alert will be there.
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