Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?

Adam D /
This single post is part of a larger thread. Start from the top or view this post in context.

Well I got it to run for about 2 seconds after putting in a new plug and cleaning the points, but only after pedaling like a madman, and had gas blowing back out of the air intake and later on, out of the end of the exhaust.

After trying to start it a bunch, I noticed gas also leaking out of where the exhaust meets the cylinder, so i decided i needed to seal that better. I originally re-used an old gasket there, but I had a new one on hand and wanted to really wrench it down. It's a boss pipe that has the fat header and needs to have those long brass nuts from treats that are super hard to work with, so I figured i could get it on there better if I just took the cylinder off and put the pipe on it, then put the cylinder/pipe back on as one piece. In the process, I snapped a piston ring and ripped the base gasket! Good times.

When I had the pipe off though, I poured a TON of gas out of it, so maybe, just maaaybe when I was trying to start it with a bad spark plug, the exhaust became blocked with gas that had nowhere else to go since it sure as hell wasnt getting burned.

Everything is in pieces now. Piston ring and base gasket is on its way to me from thee kingdom of treats. (edited)

This single post is part of a larger thread. Start from the top or view this post in context.
Subject Written By Posted
  E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Topic by: Adam D Adam D 06/19/14 09:57AM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Adam D Adam D 06/19/14 10:17AM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Mike A Mike A 06/19/14 11:44AM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Micheal H. Micheal H. 06/19/14 11:52AM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Probably Fred Probably Fred 06/19/14 12:29PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Adam D Adam D 06/19/14 12:53PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Adam D Adam D 06/19/14 12:52PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Marc Friedman Marc Friedman 06/19/14 01:13PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Adam D Adam D 06/19/14 01:55PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Marc Friedman Marc Friedman 06/19/14 02:28PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Adam D Adam D 06/19/14 02:41PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Marc Friedman Marc Friedman 06/19/14 03:07PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Princess Rapunzel Princess Rapunzel 06/19/14 03:00PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Adam D Adam D 06/20/14 09:13AM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Marc Friedman Marc Friedman 06/20/14 12:06PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Luke “Funkenet” Hosfield Luke “Funkenet” Hosfield 06/20/14 02:10PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: James O'Bryan James O'Bryan 06/20/14 02:59PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Adam D Adam D 06/25/14 04:12PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Double Trouble Dan Double Trouble Dan 06/25/14 06:06PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Mars   Mars   06/19/14 12:10PM
  Re: E50: Rebuilt engine/carb. Have spark, gas, compression, no air leaks. Won't start. What else can go wrong?Re: Adam D Adam D 06/19/14 12:54PM

Want to post in this forum? We'd love to have you join the discussion, but first:

Login or Create Account