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Victa Mustang MCA485 (4 Stroke, 160CC)

Victa Mustang MCA485 (4 Stroke, 160CC)

3.7 from 10 reviews

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Peter B

Peter BSydney

How to Adjust the Choke on Honda Mustang

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My MCA485 was hard to start from day 1.
I removed the air filter - I then placed the hand throttle setting in the start position. Guess what - the choke flap was not fully closed!! (Look in the air intake - the choke disc should be FULLY closed). Cause was the black outer tube of the throttle cable had slipped under the clamp / saddle.
I slackened the throttle cable retaining saddle, slid the throttle cable until the choke flap was fully closed, then tightened the saddle screw. Refitted air filter. Now starts first time every time. (Later I put a blob of contact cement under the throttle cable saddle to prevent slippage - been perfect for 3+ years now!).

Date PurchasedFeb 2013

STARTING PROBLEMS

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Bought this mower in January 2014. Was great initially, but now a pain in the backside to get it running from a cold start. Once warm it starts easily. Good solid mower with plenty of power, and very economical to run. I wanted the Honda motor for its reputation of being reliable, but it has been a fizzer. I should be able to make a claim against Victa, just in case I need physio on my shoulder, after trying 20 times to start it.

Date PurchasedJan 2014
Trevor F

Trevor FPort Lincoln

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes
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Works well, AFTER it starts

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Date PurchasedApr 2014

Do not buy one of these

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Gerry C

Gerry CMelbourne

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Mower great - engine not so good

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Use this commercially so it does a lot of work.
The Chinese (I think) Honda motor had cold start issues almost from new. After the first start in the morning all was fine. Seems like it wasn't up to the job though (2 years of commercial use)
Have now replaced the motor with an American made Briggs and Stratton.
The rest of the mower is still great.
Remember though, I would do a years worth of domestic mowing in a week.
All in all an excellent product

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Constant cold start problems

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Craig

CraigSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 5 reviews
  • 4 likes

Good solid mower

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Bought from bunnings, very happy with the Honda engine, it does slow down in thick grass but still powers through where my old mower would just die. Really quiet, good build quality, turns easily, not heavy to push round and starts easily. Only troubles I am having are getting the idling right (tends to stall) and wish the catcher was a little bigger.


ted12

ted12brisbane

  • 20 reviews
  • 15 likes

love the mustang mca485 with the honda motor

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Picked one up today to replace my dead victor tornado with the briggs and stratton motor. I gave it a good work. My overgrown block with uneven terrain that had slipped into a bit of a state while I debated which way to go with my next mower.

It performed solidly and feels like a better unit in every way, definitely worth the extra dollars. Would not buy another briggs and stratton unit after putting the honda through it's paces.
Starts easy, cuts well, plenty of power, feels nice to push around
none, it's not cheap but it's worth what it cost

What a beast,

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Having had several mowers over the years, my old girl died after 7 years.I had a Rover 5.5hp B&S.I have now Looked at lots of mowers to replace her and decided that this was best value.Victa Mustang MC485 at $699.00 from Bunnings Southern River.
Best decision i ever made, heaps of grunt with plenty to spare. Cuts perfect, quality fittings with quiet and smooth operation. With the added perfection of Honda 160 motor, would recommend this mower to any purchaser. Good solid powerful Aussie mower.

Great Mower

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I have had a Briggs and Stratton for 5 years and needed to upgrade to a new mower. Got this Victa Mustang MCA 485 from Bunnings. Yes it was a bit of an investment but it was worth every penny. It starts easily and cuts perfectly. I now look forward to push this little baby out and do the lawn!
Power
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Questions & Answers

Joe

Joeasked

What grade oil shine used in a victa mustang? 4 stroke engine?

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Neil B
Neil B

Honda 4 stroke mower oil and clean air cleaner before use( Just tap it lightly and most grass will be removed)
Once a year change oil.( Just tip it over to remove oil) Airfilter, 4 blades from Victa Shop and spark plug. My Mustang with Honda Motor is now 17 years old and still goes like new


Joe

Joeasked

What oil do I use for victa mustang 4 stroke Honda motor?

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Carvaan
Carvaan

Any sae oil 4 stroke ofcourse. Mineral oils are good for these machines, don't go for full or semi synthetic


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CategoryPetrol Lawn Mowers
Replaced byVicta Mustang MMX485 (4 Stroke, 160CC)
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