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Honda Lawn Mower HRS216K5 PKAA Repair

The Honda model HRS216K5 PKAA is a gasoline-powered walk-behind push lawn mower that discharges cut grass to the side. The lawn mower is powered by a Honda GCV160 engine. The push lawnmower features Honda’s Auto Choke System that does not require any engine choke for easy starting. The lawn mower is designed to be easy to maneuver and can be adjusted to six different cutting heights between one inch and four inches.

The Honda model HRS216K5 PKAA lawn mower includes a 21-inch heavy-duty 16 gauge steel deck and a two-in-one mulch/side discharge. The mower includes a manual fuel shut-off valve, and fuel stabilizers should be used to maintain the engine to increase the lifespan of the mower. The Honda GCV160 engine is an air-cooled four-stroke overhead-camshaft engine that displaces 9.8 cubic inches or 160 cubic centimeters (160 cc). It produces 4.4 horsepower at 3600 revolutions per minute and 6.9 foot-pounds of torque at 2500 revolutions per minute. The engine’s fuel tank can hold up to 0.98 quarts (0.93 liters) of gasoline and up to 0.58 quarts (o.55 liters) of oil. Honda recommends using unleaded 86 octane or higher fuel.

The mower features quick-fold handles for convenient storage and transport and an easy twist knob release handle for folding. The HRS216K5 PKAA model’s eight-inch front wheels and ball bearing rear wheels are designed to move smoother over varied terrain, though the lawn mower is only recommended for use over flat and sloped terrain.

Technical Specifications

Lawn-Boy push mower with Honda GCV 160, OHC engine. Tri-cut cutting system, 21 in. steel deep dome deck is lightweight yet durable and it provides excellent mulching capabilities and a superior quality of cut. Two-point height of cut allows for quick cutting height adjustment from one side of mower. Larger bag capacity for when you need to bag your clipping. Lightweight and maneuverable high wheel push mower ideal for rough and uneven terrain. 3-year Tru-Start and and 2-year Full warranty.

  • Tri-Cut cutting system
  • 2-Point height of cut allows you to quickly adjust cutting heights from one side of the mower
  • Larger bag capacity
  • Lightweight and maneuverable
  • High wheel push mower ideal for rough and uneven terrain
  • 2 year full warranty

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Honda Engines Enhances Premium Residential GC Series with All-New Models

Net-Rated Engines Offer Power and Torque for Tough, Real World Operating Conditions

  • Honda Engines is launching two, all-new GC Series engines designed specifically to increase the performance of pressure washers, enhancing the user experience and making jobs easier.
  • Honda GCV170 and GCV200 pressure washer engines will replace the GCV160 and GCV190 models and provide best-in-class power and improved torque for premium residential applications.
  • The all-new, high-performance engines are designed with innovativeHonda design features, including an improved combustion chamber shape, advanced auto choke design, integrated fuel-off position, and a larger fuel tank opening for easier fueling, making these pressure washer models convenient to start, use and operate.
  • The new GCV170 and GCV200 models are more streamlined and more compact than other engines in the same class and incorporate the CycloFlow /strong> design, strengthening turbulence in the cylinder and providing more stable combustion. The result is greater resistance to lower quality fuel and ease of starting, along with a smoother idle.
  • The newest Honda pressure washer engines, assembled at the Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. facility in Swepsonville, North Carolina, meet the SAEJ1349 net horsepower standard, which rates engine power in real-world operating conditions with the muffler and air filter in place.
  • The Honda GCV200 pressure washer engine will be available later in 2020; the Honda GCV170 pressure washer engine will be available in spring 2021. Both will be for sale to power equipment OEMs.

Honda Engines. a business unit of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is launching two, all-new engines designed specifically to increase the performance of pressure washers—enhancing the user experience and making jobs easier. Replacing the Honda GCV160 and GCV190, the all-new Honda GCV170 and GCV200 pressure washer engines deliver more: more power and more torque for premium residential applications, along with a range of technological attributes, innovative features and a simple design that make the new models even more reliable and easier to operate and maintain.

With the launch of the all-new Honda GCV170 and GCV200 models, the best line of general-purpose residential engines just got even better. The power behind any pressure washer is its engine, and the core of the new Honda GCV170 and GCV200 pressure washer engines is true power output. Both engines offer best-in-class power and torque that deliver peak performance in the toughest of operating conditions. power and torque from the engines (GCV170: an increase in torque of 18 percent and a nine percent horsepower gain over the GCV160; GCV200: an increase in torque of 13 percent and 10 percent horsepower gain over the GCV190) allow the pump of a pressure washer to produce a steady, even amount of high pressure to the hose and cleaning attachment while reducing the need for the operator to repeat spray.

“The Honda GC Series, part of our legendary family of premium engines for residential applications, provides efficient power, superior fuel efficiency, and quiet operation for customers who rely on their outdoor power products to get jobs done,” said William Walton, Vice President, Honda Power Equipment. “When it comes to pressure washing, the new Honda GCV170 and GCV200 models enhance our current GC Series, offering a host of added benefits—delivering more power and torque than earlier models and innovative design features that provide for an easy, enjoyable operating experience for consumers.”

Net Horsepower Ratings Reflect Real World ConditionsBoth all-new Honda GCV170 and GCV200 pressure washer engines meet the SAEJ1349 net horsepower standard, which rates engine power with the muffler and air filter in place. This net standard rating accurately reflects real-world operating conditions 2.

Because pressure washers often are operated in tough outdoor conditions—after long periods of storage, in temperature extremes, with high loads, and with frequent stopping and starting—the power and torque of the pressure washer engine are factors that affect performance. In addition to higher net power output, both engines also offer class-leading torque, delivering more power to the pump, resulting in more consistent pressure and cleaning capability. Further, the new Honda GCV170 and GCV200 pressure washer engines offer overhead valve (OHV) design that increases combustion efficiency, allowing for lower compression ratios and greater power output.

A Closer Look at the All-New Honda GCV170 and GCV200 Engines

Reliable Power in a Pressure Washer PackageThe new Honda GCV170 and GCV200 pressure washer engines are designed with a number of innovative features that make them consistently reliable, season after season:

  • Honda Cycloflow /strong> technology enhances the air-fuel mixture and makes it easier to start the engine and idle smoothly while making it more resilient to poor quality fuel. New V-shaped valves and a pent-roof shape of the combustion chamber enable air in the cylinder to flow more smoothly. A longer stroke also enhances turbulence in the cylinder, which helps the mixture of air and fuel.
  • AFuel Off position allows the user to stop the flow of fuel to the engine when the pressure washing is complete. The Fuel Off position allows the engine to run until the majority of fuel in the carburetor is consumed, preventing sticky carburetor buildup that makes for cleaner storage and easier future starting.
  • The addition of Auto Choke and relocation of the wax thermostatic element from the top to the side of the cylinder improves heat transfer and makes for easier engine starting in all conditions.

Simple and Easy Operation Honda GCV170 and GCV200 pressure washer models are configured to make engine operation more convenient and efficient, enhancing the overall experience of using a pressure washer:

  • The new engine design reduces the number of steps required to start the engine by 75 percent over previous models.
  • A simplified engine layout with user friendly features, including a quick-drain oil tube, a larger fuel tank opening, easy-access spark plug, captive carburetor bolts and a finger-operated filter cover make quick work of disassembly with fewer tools and quicker repairs.
  • A new muffler structure and resin protector reduce engine noise and improve operator comfort and safety.
  • Enhanced balance of the crankshaft reduces engine vibration.

Style Matters Honda designers pay attention to every detail of every engine, inside and out. The new Honda GCV170 and GCV200 pressure washer engines feature:

  • A robust, polygon-square shape with a sleek, flat top that leaves room for pressure washer manufacturers to include their brands and logos.
  • The engine shape is designed to fit neatly into the frames of pressure washers.

Both all-new Honda engines are assembled in the USA at the Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. facility in Swepsonville, North Carolina using domestic and globally sourced parts. This Honda center of excellence is involved in the continuous development of world-class power equipment products. While providing product engineering, prototype development and testing, the associates work closely with suppliers to further the company goals of technologically advanced products and local parts sourcing.

The Honda GCV200 pressure washer engine will be available later in 2020, and the Honda GCV170 pressure washer engine will be available in spring 2021. Both models carry a two-year non declining warranty. Parts and services will be widely available via the Honda national network of dealers.

About Honda Power EquipmentHonda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including generators, walk-behind and robotic lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers, string trimmers, outboard marine engines and small, general-purpose engines for residential, commercial and rental applications.

Honda is the world's largest manufacturer of engines for a diverse array of automotive, powersports, marine, aerospace and power equipment products. The company offers a complete line of small, general-purpose engines for industrial, commercial, rental industry, and consumer applications. Honda engines supply smooth and dependable power for thousands of different product applications including pressure washers, lawn mowers, rescue and construction equipment. Additionally, Honda engines are some of the quietest and easiest to start of their kind, even in harsh commercial and construction environments. Such attributes have made Honda engines the popular choice for original equipment manufacturers looking to add value to their own brands.

As measured at laboratory under SAEJ13492. Some engine manufacturers publish engine ratings with the muffler and air filter detached, and these gross horsepower ratings do not reflect engine output in actual working conditions.

Honda GCV160 Engine Common Replacement Parts

We are an Authorized Honda Engine dealer carrying a large selection of Honda GCV160 Parts. We carry other parts for this model. If you do not see the part you need, please complete the Lawn Mower Parts Request Form and we will be happy to assist you.

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Honda Introduces Powerful GC Series Engines

Honda engines and pressure washers have been a winning combination for years. But now, Honda has announced the release of two new engines suitable for pressure washers and lawnmowers: the GCV170 and GCV200. These Honda Pressure Washer engines join the GC Series and are designed for high-end residential pressure washer applications.

Honda GC Series Engines

The Honda GCV170 replaces the GCV160 while the GCV200 replaces the GCV190. Both upgrades provide more torque and more power for—among other things—residential pressure washers and lawn mowers.

Both of the new Honda engines feature an improved combustion chamber shape and an advanced auto-choke design with an integrated Fuel Off position to make operation simpler. They also include bigger fuel tanks with easier fueling.


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Both the GCV170 and GCV200 feature Honda’s CycloFlow design. This feature strengthens turbulence in the cylinder and provides more stable combustion. It results in greater resistance to low-quality fuel and easier startup with a smoother idle.

Even adding these improvements, the new Honda GC Series engines claim a more streamlined and compact design than other engines in the same class.

Honda GC Series Engine Specs

Engine ModelGCV170GCV200

Engine Type Air-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder gasoline engine (OHV) Air-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder gasoline engine (OHV)
Bore x Stroke (mm) 60 x 59 66 x 59
Total Displacement (cm 3 ) 166 201
Maximum Power Output (HP /rpm) 4.8 / 3,600 5.6 / 3,600
Maximum Torque (lb ft /rpm) 8.2/ 2,500 9.4 / 2,500
Compression Ratio 8.0:1 8.0:1
Carburetor Horizontal type butterfly valve Horizontal type butterfly valve
Ignition System Transistorized magneto Transistorized magneto
Starting System Recoil Recoil
Speed Control System Mechanical Mechanical
Choke Type Automatic Automatic
Lubrication System Forced spray Forced spray
Spark Plug NGK : BPR5ES NGK : BPR5ES
Governor System Centrifugal flyweight type Centrifugal flyweight type
Air Cleaner Dry (paper filter) Dry (paper filter)
Length x Width x Height (inches) 16.34 x 12.99 x 13.11 16.34 x 12.99 x 13.11
Engine Oil Reserve Capacity (qt) 0.42 0.42
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal) 0.24 0.24
Fuel Automotive grade unleaded gasoline Automotive grade unleaded gasoline
Dry Weight (lbs.) 22.3 22.3

Honda engines represent a sort of high-end solution for pressure washers, push lawnmowers, and more. With the company continuing to improve their designs, this can only result in better performance and efficiencies. It stands to help professional consumers get more performance for their landscaping, painting, and other businesses.

In particular, we like that the new GCV170 delivers 9% more power and 18% more torque than the Honda GCV160 engine. This helps tools like newer Honda HRN Series lawn mowers deliver more power and torque when cutting, mulching, and bagging.

For premium residential pressure washers, you get increased displacement for higher PSIs at greater efficiencies. On a pressure washer, the pump matters—but the engine provides the raw power. These models look to improve everything that matters.

When You Should Change Your Honda Lawn Mower Oil?


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There is no scope to know how much oil is remaining in a two-stroke engine. However, four-stroke Honda Lawn engines have the accessibility to know how much oil is left.

Check your lawn's engine oil before each cutting session and top it off if needed. Garden experts recommend changing your lawn mower oil after the first 3-5 hours of use if the machine is entirely new.

Though most manufacturers include oil in the engine, the oil level often gets lower as they test the machine's performance. That's why they tell their customers to change the oil as early as possible.

Besides, since new engines initially wear out their parts, metal filings are released into the oil during the internal movement of parts. As a result, leaving it, there will result in excess wear.

The perfect time for changing lawnmower oil depends on the lawnmower type. Two types of Honda Lawnmowers are mainly available in the market.

Some Best Lawn Mowers Using 160cc Honda engine

Best Honda Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers. Jonsered L2821


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Best Riding Lawn Mowers. Craftsman 17ARFACQ091


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If you have a walk-behind mower, change the oil a minimum of one time for each season or at least after 50 hours of usage.

On the other hand, if you are using a riding mower, at least a one-time seasonal oil change is required. If you are using it heavily, count 100 hours of usage and change it after 100 hours.

Most Honda lawn mowers have manual instructions where it is clearly stated how much oil you can fill for your engines. Additionally, every four-stroke lawnmower engine includes an oil level mark or dipstick, letting you know when you should change the oil.


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What Happens If You Run A Honda Lawn Mower Without Oil?


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As you have already known, a lawnmower engine functions just like a car engine. Just like car engines, lubrication is also needed for lawn mower engines. The motor of a lawnmower uses oil to lubricate the internal components.

What happens if you run a Honda lawn mower without oil?

It is possible to run your Honda lawn mower without oil. But running your Honda lawn mower without oil will cause wear out or damage issue for the internal parts. Gradually, you will notice performance deterioration for your lawnmower engine. In addition, low oil level indicators are found on some lawnmowers; the mower won't start unless you refill or change the oil.

Can You Use Regular Motor Oil In A Lawn Mower?

Yes, you can use regular motor oil in a lawnmower if your lawnmower has a four-stroke engine. In general, regular motor oil is okay for lawnmowers with four-stroke engines.


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However, it is best to check the instruction manual to know if the engine is compatible with the oil or any mentioned prohibition for a particular oil type.

Some automobile engine oils are only designed to use for large engines as they have excessive viscosity. As a result, it isn't always better to have more.

In addition, some models of Honda riding mowers and push mowers are allowed to use regular motor oil. However, if the models have a two-stroke engine, you can't use regular motor oil. It is because they required a mixture of oil and fuel in a specific portion due to their small engines.

What Is The Best Oil For A Honda Lawn Mower?

No one knows better which type of oil you should use for your lawnmower than the manufacture. Hence, always follow your manufacture's recommendation to add oil.

Using different oils may be necessary, as we discussed earlier, based on weather conditions, engine type, etc.

Here we are mentioning few best oils for Honda lawn mowers:

Oil Name Temperature Conditions Type
Briggs Stratton 30W Engine Oil 40°-100°F SAE 30W
Honda 08207-10W30 PK2 Motor Oil all-temperatures 10W-30
Pennzoil (550034991-6PK) SAE 30 Motor Oil all-temperatures SAE 30
STP 18589 Oil high temperatures SAE-30
Castrol 03093 GTX all-temperatures 10W-30

Final Thought

It is essential to know your Honda 160cc lawn mower engine oil capacity. You can refill or change the oil according to it. It is vital that you regularly change the oil in your engine so that it can perform at its best. If you take too much time to change the oil, it may lead to damage to the internal moving parts. Ultimately, your maintenance cost will increase. So, treat your lawnmower wise properly to cut grass precisely.

Lee Safin was born near Sacramento, California on a prune growing farm. His parents were immigrants from Russia who had fled the Bolshevik Revolution. They were determined to give their children a better life than they had known. Education was the key for Lee and his siblings, so they could make their own way in the world. Lee attended five universities, where he studied plant sciences and soil technologies. He also has many years of experience in the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a commercial fertilizer formulator.

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