I sure hope there's someone out there who can help me with my problem.
My lovely girlfriend has got this Tomos from about '90 with a A35 engine. She hadn't driven it for 2 years when she suddenly got the idea to get it up and running again. So she stripped the whole thing apart (with a little help from me, of course...) bought some reasonable expensive metallic carpaint (bright blue and titanium grey) and a month later she'd got it all screwed back together to unveil the greatest looking Tomos ever made! (Special paint, new springs, exhaust, tires, side-stand etc.) And 90% done by herself. (I'm so proud...) (Hey, and she can cook too!!)
So, finally the great moment was there. She started to kick some kickstart to find a very unwilling engine. We traced the problem to a total lack of spark. (I've never seen here more dissapointed..)(uh..well..I did, but that comes later)
I couldn't get a proper spark out of the engine myself (believe me, I tried..) so I just removed the engine frome the frame, and drove to the nearest dealer. and the next dealer, and the next dealer, to finally find one who had some proper advice: Change the points. All set and done. Points changed. Engine in frame, girlfriend desperately waiting to start the thing. (Hey, come back, I still have to put the Sparkplug in...) Yes !! We've got a running Tomos.
Only to find that it only runs for about 20 metres (60 feet). It runs great on choke, Always starts after two kicks, with a lot of blue smoke, which dissappears the moment we apply some gas (choke off). It then drives off without any problem, trying to lenghten here arms (Oooo, it pulls really nice !!) But after the mentioned 20 metres it just goes blaaaaaaaaa, pop, bang, blaaaaaaa....silence...
(Now she really is so dissapointed I'm really scared she's going to have a big nervous-break-down...)(Which means I have to cook, so please, help me !!)
What have I tried:
- Disconnected all elecrical wires, except the two or three necesserary)
- Tried another exhaust (here old one)
- Fitted another condensator (changed all the wiring bit there too)
- Tried some messing with points clearance settings
- Tried another spark plug
- Cleaned the carb
- Cleaned the fuelswitch (don't know the right word)
- Tried another membrane
- Checked the coils (also the one connected to the plug)
What I still haven't tried (but am going to try:
- Messing with the spark's timing
- Replace the crankcase sealings
- check to see if she maybe put diesel in it...
Do I need to say more? I'm really getting a bit frustrated by now, not to mention the girl. This Tomos has always driven really fine, without any problem. Now we have given it some proper attention, put a vast amount of time in it, and didn't do anything special to the engine, and look what we've got now...
I'm gonna send a really nice picture of a blue-smoking Tomos-super-special to anyone who can give me some proper advice. (And if she's in the mood, you can get a happy smiling face from her too !!!)
Thanks for listening