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Old Oct 08, 2005, 02:08 PM
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how do i know when my engine is worn out???

i have had ym rush evo a whle now and i have had just over a gallon of feul through it. how do i know when its worn out??? the engine keeps stalling after a little while and i have tried everything else and the only thing i have brought it down to is the engine being worn out.

any help would be great!

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Old Oct 08, 2005, 03:39 PM
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how good of compression does ur engine have???
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Old Oct 08, 2005, 04:10 PM
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on and off really sometimes wheni go to accelatrate the engine sounds like its drowning and sometimes the engine shoots off.
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Old Oct 08, 2005, 04:30 PM
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turn ur engine around past the compression and if it is hard to turn then ur engine should still be good
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Old Oct 08, 2005, 10:25 PM
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Sounds like an intake air leak, loose carb or fuel line!!

After one gallon, it should be just broke in good!!

Do you take good care of the airfilter??
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Old Oct 09, 2005, 01:28 AM
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Two ways I check my compression:
1. with the head and glow plug on, I turn the flywheel until about 10 degrees BTDC (before top dead center) and hold it there for a few seconds and then see if it is much easier to go past TDC.
2. Take the head off and see how tight the piston and sleeve are; again turning the flywheel see how much of a pinch you get near TDC.
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Old Oct 10, 2005, 03:32 AM
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i take quit good care of the filter but it might need a bit of a clean. how does it effect the cutting of the engine apart from being blocked?
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Old Oct 10, 2005, 08:40 AM
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If the airfilter is blocked, it will make the engine run rich!!
If you don't clean it often, it will also add to early engine
wear out!!

We have four spares and change about once an hour!!
If it is real dusty, more often!!

My car has three gallons of fuel through it and it
runs fine!!

Brad has a boat motor, OS 21, with about 25 gallons of fuel
through it and it runs great!! It is about 15 years old!!
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Old Oct 10, 2005, 02:38 PM
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it turns out it was a bad glow plug and it wasnt working properly.

i changed it and it works allright now

i also took the dust cover off fo the airfilter and its running even better now!

Cheers guys

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Old Oct 10, 2005, 05:00 PM
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i was thinken that at first cause that is the symptoms of a bad glow plug. but my friend said to ask if ur engine was broke in but it turns out that i was right. glade that u figured out ur problem

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Old Oct 10, 2005, 05:05 PM
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i was thinken that at first cause that is the symptoms of a bad glow plug. but my friend said to ask if ur engine was broke in but it turns out that i was right. glade that u figured out ur problem

jake
sorry i was logged in as my friends user name and i forgot to log out of his so i am fixing my mistake sorry for any confusion

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