Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrender

Steve Murphy /
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Yeah, let's see if we can figure this thing out before you pay someone else to do it.

First, what happens when you try to start it? Does it try to run at all, or is it just DOA?

It ran fine until you parked it? Did it rain that night?

Is fuel getting to the cylinder? Is the plug getting wet?

Given what you've said about everything you've done, it might be time to get a compression guage and take a measurement. I think I paid about $30 for mine a few years ago. Even if you never use it after this, owning it will impress your friends, and might even get you laid. If that happens, it'll take your mind off the Jawa for a while.

But seriously, the thumb thing only tells if it's really hosed big time. If your rings or bore are just plain worn, you could easily have enough compression (say 100 psi) for a thumb pop, but not enough to run, or run well. You should have 120-150 PSI.

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  Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrender!Topic by: Brittany Foley Brittany Foley 10/21/04 01:44AM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Brittany Foley Brittany Foley 10/21/04 01:52AM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: ಠ_ಠ Jon Folks ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ Jon Folks ಠ_ಠ 10/21/04 03:10AM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Brittany Foley Brittany Foley 10/21/04 04:33PM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Jason Luther Jason Luther 10/21/04 11:21PM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Steve Murphy Steve Murphy 10/22/04 12:07AM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Dave Mcgarry Dave Mcgarry 10/26/04 08:58PM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Steve Murphy Steve Murphy 10/26/04 10:29PM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Jerome Knapp Jerome Knapp 10/26/04 10:35PM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Kyle Lehor Kyle Lehor 10/30/04 02:44AM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Patrick Turner Patrick Turner 10/27/04 01:27AM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Brittany Foley Brittany Foley 10/27/04 05:07AM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Steve Murphy Steve Murphy 10/27/04 10:19AM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: ಠ_ಠ Jon Folks ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ Jon Folks ಠ_ಠ 10/30/04 04:37AM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Patrick Turner Patrick Turner 10/30/04 03:27PM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Steve Murphy Steve Murphy 10/31/04 12:45PM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Jason Luther Jason Luther 10/31/04 04:54PM
  Re: Need Moped Mechanic - In Chicago - I surrenderRe: Patrick Turner Patrick Turner 10/31/04 01:53PM

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