Sunday, July 5, 2009

Looking ahead

As you and your Honda HS928TA are engaged in some severe-duty operation this season, you may encounter a problem known as predetonation, or “spark-knock”. If you consult the owner’s manual, it will advise that you switch to a different brand of gasoline.

Ignore this. Why Mr. Soichiro Honda of all people would offer this as an appropriate course of action is a mystery.

Do switch to a gasoline with a higher octane rating. If this fails to correct the problem, consider bringing the machine to a Honda Authorized Service Center, where they will make appropriate adjustments to the ignition system.

Then, put the thing away. It’s July for chrissake.

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