30 questions from our users
Wat is the most common fault for starting the mower have spark fresh gas n many pulls no go
Check air filter next. Make sure it’s not clogged, dirty, blocked etc
Why is this mower hard to start at least 6 to 10 pulls but after it’s warmed up take about 2 pulls. How come?
I don’t know if whether or not you find it’s unique to this mower but I find all my power equipment always takes a few pulls when cold. Generally, it’s because the engine is cold (ie not running at operating temperature). When the engine is not at operating temperature it’s harder to ignite fuel, sump oil is thicker and air is thicker. So, it’s easier to start the mower when hot because the fuel is easier to burn.
Is the Corvette 300 heavier than the Corvette 100?
Yes. 31kg vs 26kg. See also Victa website.
HOW TO REMOVE ENGINE COVER TO CLEAN PLUG
Sorry Don, I have simply dumped my 18 month old victa and all the associated paper work in the tip!!! I do not want to know about these victas as they are just rubbish/money pits. I recently bought a new Rover which has been working perfectly. Cheers, Barry
What type of spark plug is fitted to the Victa Corvette 700 lawn mower?
my frame is rusted where the handle meet. I need a new frame. everything else is perfect. can this frame be supplied supplied?
This is common with the steel framed Victas. Most mower shops will supply and fit a new deck, but the steel quality is poor, and you'll find the same thing happening within 12 months. If you can, pick up a good, second hand alloy deck.
Hi When I pull the mower it starts to go then runs out of puff oil coming out of front Just wondering what I can do? I've checked spark plug air filter oil etc but still no good?
Sounds like a real problem,sorry I can't think what it might be , best you put it in for a good service,,,,Bob..You may have over-filled the crankshaft. Empty in until the oil is in the correct margin on the dipstick. Clean the air filter and spark plug. It may need to run for 10 minutes to clear the old oil. If it still blows smoke get it serviced.
Where is it made?
I need the spark plug can you help me on the number of the spark plug? thank you
Can anyone tell me what spark plug I need for my corvette 500?
I bought a replacement spark plug for my Victa Corvette 750 19" mower last week (Model No GMS 488) The spark plug I bought was a Champion RC12YC. Not sure if this spark plug is the right one for your mower? Suggest that you find out the make and model of your mower and engine and ring up a mower place and they can tell you what it should be.
Just to add to the question put 29/1/2016 the retailer thought they would solve the problem by lifting the engine about 5mm and increasing the revs to 3200rpm from 2800rpm. This had minimal effect but obviously created a further problem as it pushes the chassis further down into the cut area when attempting to cut at the same level. I have to lift the mower up one notch which does not cut the grass low enough. I am no technical person but clearly the problem is with the base plate which does not clear the grass to the catcher but the front wheel. It needs additional guard around the front of the plate and right front wheel. If any one can assist with the name of a good repair centre in Newcastle that can identify this problem please advise. Otherwise it will be a new mower and a waste of some hundreds of dollars thanks to Victa.
I don't own this particular model of Mower though I'd recommend putting it back the way it is . you also have the option of buying another mower altogether
Is it possible to change the primer bulb on a victa Corvette 700 series G4 Carby? thanks.
sorry Mate, I have no idea, I did not have my corvette long enough :-)Thanks anyway Niko. T.O.F.
how much oil capacity?
My victa corvette 500 will only start with petrol into spark plug hole, priming button seems like not squeezing correctly any ideas appreciated
Have to determine why the primer is not working. Leak or damaged bulb ? Have to resolve this as primer is required. Having to remove spark plug every time would be a pain. Good luck with it
when is fuel tap on.. is it horizontal or diagonal for on? Cant you tell which is correct way as it does not want to start at all? Barry
Horizontal. Parallel to the fuel line.thanks
What sixe blades are appropriate for the Victa GMS 486 (650 ,4 stroke) ? 18" or 19" Many thanks Peter Hulthen Townsville
Sorry, I meant what size are the blades: 18" or 19 " ?Yes I found out they are 19". There are videos on U tube for changing blades and telling you which way to turn your four stoke so that the oil does not flow into the air filter and seize your motor. Always place oil inlet side down and petrol inlet side up. Unhook spark plug first. With whipper snippers don't leave fuel in the tank when finished especially in hot areas as the petrol will slowly evaporate leaving an oil rich mixture which will smoke up the spark plug. Empty the petrol first then restart to use any residual fuel. I wouldn't leave fuel in a two stroke tank either if you live in hot places north of the tropic of Capricorn or even in Brisbane in summer.
What's the timing points on the motor can anyone tell me please?
As far as I am aware, the timing is preset as these are a CDI ignition equipped engine, and the ignition timing is set by the flywheel. You cannot change the timing like you used to be able to on points equipped engines.
What's better for comercial use corvette comercial or corvette 300 because I am getting on soon.
Neither. Buy something else. Honda, Toro, Greenfield, John Deere all make a commercial walk behind. Victa do not.
Hello, I live in Lanwton, Qld and I would like to purchase this mower. Can you please let me know the seller of this product near Lawnton? Thanking you. Kind regards, Pyara
The Mower Supastore Brendale.
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