Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?

Allan P /
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Hi Matt,

Thanks for your reply.

I can't find the exact manual for this model, its a 1979 Puch Maxi 2-speed automatic, but any standard Maxi manual mentions the decompressor.

I have the standard black starting lever with one cable, this goes down to a plastic Y device which branches into two cables, one to the decompressor and a short one to the top of the gearbox. When the starting lever is pulled the Y piece operates both cables simulataneously although they can be adjusted independently.

The manual actually states that the starting lever operates a decompressor and that it should come into action before the starting device (clutch?).

Since I have spark and petrol then I gues its either compression or timing. The mileage is only 4679 so I wouldn't expect massive wear but operating the decompressor would of course mean low compression. I'm reluctant o alter the timimg yet since it belonged to one old lady and I'd probably make it worse.

No apparent run/kill switch, I guess its left down to the decompressor.

Just one large black switch moilding. It has three switches one large one with two positive positions plus a push position, one red button which operates the horn and then a small pointed switch on the inderside of the moulding which has two positive positions plus it can be pushed in. Again I can't find a picture of a Maxi with a similar switch but everything seems original and untouched.

It seems to be quite a common problem with the Maxi and one guy is selling his on ebay cos he just can't cure it, there have also been post in the forum with the same problem.

Hopefully all will be revealed in the fullness of time.

Cheers

Allan

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  Puch Maxi - how to start?Topic by: Allan P Allan P 07/04/04 12:12PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Matthew Coles Matthew Coles 07/04/04 01:54PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/04/04 04:55PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Charlie Bennett Charlie Bennett 07/04/04 05:26PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Matthew Coles Matthew Coles 07/04/04 05:11PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/04/04 05:25PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Charlie Bennett Charlie Bennett 07/04/04 05:27PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Gregory Mcintire Gregory Mcintire 07/04/04 05:46PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/04/04 06:01PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/04/04 06:11PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Gregory Mcintire Gregory Mcintire 07/05/04 01:53PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Jason Luther Jason Luther 07/04/04 11:11PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Bill W Bill W 07/05/04 03:59AM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/06/04 09:31AM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Matthew Coles Matthew Coles 07/06/04 11:10AM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/06/04 03:17PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Jason Luther Jason Luther 07/06/04 06:08PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/06/04 06:29PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Chris Paz Chris Paz 07/06/04 10:02PM
  Re: Started but petcock?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/07/04 05:28AM
  Re: Just what I didn'y want to happen!Re: Allan P Allan P 07/07/04 05:44PM
  Re: Just what I didn'y want to happen!Re: Gregory Mcintire Gregory Mcintire 07/07/04 08:43PM
  Re: Just what I didn'y want to happen!Re: Allan P Allan P 07/08/04 05:43AM
  Re: Just what I didn'y want to happen!Re: Chris Paz Chris Paz 07/07/04 07:32PM
  Re: Just what I didn'y want to happen!Re: Jason Luther Jason Luther 07/07/04 08:47PM
  Re: Just what I didn'y want to happen!Re: Chris Paz Chris Paz 07/08/04 06:47PM
  Re: Patience.........Re: Allan P Allan P 07/08/04 07:33PM
  Re: Patience.........Re: Edwin Johnson Edwin Johnson 07/09/04 07:04AM
  Re: SORTEDRe: Allan P Allan P 07/20/04 05:51PM

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