Re: 1978 Peugeot 103 woes

Chris Robertson /
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Hi:

I spent a few more hours working on the moped today.

I cleaned the carburetor again <i>extremely</i> thoroughly.

I wanted to pull the flywheel but I don't have the proper tool. Out of desperation I drilled and tapped M8X1.0 holes in the flywheel and used a harmonic balance puller to try and pull the wheel off. After tightening for a while the bolts I threaded into the flywheel pulled out (destroying the fresh threads I had put in).

I retapped the flywheel with larger bolts (M10X1.5 this time). I hit the crank shaft with Liquid Wrench. I tightened the puller as far as I could. I banged on the flywheel with a hammer, I took a blow torch to the flywheel's center in a hope that that would loosen it. I put a length of pipe over the handle of my socket wrench and I tightened the puller some more until, finally, <b>the puller's tempered steel threads broke!</b>

And in case someone is about to ask, yes, I removed the flywheel nut!

Although I would still like to remove the flywheel and snoop around inside the magneto, I'm going to have to assume that the flywheel did <i>not</i> accidentally move out of spec.

I cleaned the exhaust again with a blowtorch --it's clean.

I put everything back together and the engine started and slowly picked up speed until it was running full bore. I kept this up for about twenty-five seconds and then slowed the engine down by letting up on the throttle. As the engine got to its mid-range I opened the throttle again to no avail. The engine eventually sputtered and died. After that the engine ran exactly as it had yesterday --it want to run, it fires, but won't go on its own. It no longer seems to be fouling plugs as ferociously as it used to.

Tomorrow I will swap carburetors with my other Peugeot and see what happens.

Can anyone tell me how to:

1) Remove the frikkin' flywheel from a Peugeot; and

2) Suggest what else might be wrong with this evil machine.

Thank you, and sorry for such a long post!

Chris.

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Subject Written By Posted
  1978 Peugeot 103 woesTopic by: Chris Robertson Chris Robertson 05/23/02 09:46PM
  Re: 1978 Peugeot 103 woesRe: duck duck 05/23/02 10:00PM
  Re: 1978 Peugeot 103 woesRe: duck duck 05/23/02 10:00PM
  Re: 1978 Peugeot 103 woesRe: Dan Dan 05/23/02 10:11PM
  Re: 1978 Peugeot 103 woesRe: Ron Brown Ron Brown 05/24/02 10:56AM
  Re: 1978 Peugeot 103 woesRe: Chris Robertson Chris Robertson 05/24/02 11:01PM
  Re: 1978 Peugeot 103 woesRe: Chris Robertson Chris Robertson 05/25/02 07:39PM
  Success!Re: Chris Robertson Chris Robertson 05/26/02 06:36PM
  removing the flywheelRe: Jon Dalton Jon Dalton 05/27/02 12:06PM
  Re: removing the flywheelRe: Chris Robertson Chris Robertson 05/27/02 12:24PM
  Re: removing the flywheelRe: Jon Dalton Jon Dalton 05/28/02 12:20PM
  Re: removing the flywheelRe: Chris Robertson Chris Robertson 05/28/02 12:31PM
  removing the flywheelRe: Jon Dalton Jon Dalton 05/27/02 12:23PM
  Re: Success!Re: Dan Dan 05/26/02 09:20PM
  Re: Success!Re: Chris Robertson Chris Robertson 05/27/02 10:01AM
  Re: Success!Re: Jon Dalton Jon Dalton 05/28/02 12:42PM

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