Message from Tanner - SC in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics
Could still be plugged
At the tank exit maybe
Lack of primer is stupid
Old shit had primers
There's pic of fuel straw (34 I think)
Lemme check cylinder for fuel and i'll report back tomorrw
When did it last run?
Is it a 2-stoke?
See, I knew it wasn’t old. Old stuff was 2 stroke and had a primer.
Did you change the oil and filter?
When you pull, is the resistance normal? Do you feel the compression pulses? Does the exhaust go “blop blop blop”?
Air filter, is it good?
Yes, no, no
Is the underside of the air filter good?
Like, the compartment when you remove the air filter?
clean, plus i tested w/o filter on
i feel like it's a fuel issue but i can't figure out why it would be
Something is plugged that you haven’t verified
When you remove the straw, does fuel spill out?
Well, you can't really remove the straw without taking the carb off so it's tricky to tell but when i did take the carb off, the straw was clear
Pull spark plug and verify fuel in cylinder. Pull starter with spark plug out. Note if the resistance is any less with spark plug out. You could also unbolt the exhaust to eliminate a variable.
Ok thanks I'll check in tomorrow
Lemme ask a question I should probably already know the answer to - without a primer bulb and without a fuel pump, is it really just the piston stroke that's supposed to draw that gasoline all the way up the straw, through the carb, and into the cylinder?
Feel like that would take quite a seal
It would think its gravity fed. Try a little starting fluid in the carb
Anybody know how to check if a clutch cable is broken? Geo tracker. I went to leave this morning, pressed the clutch and heard a snap. Now it won't go into gear at all. It feels like it's been stretching the past couple weeks as its progressively gotten harder to shift. Did I answer my own question.. I've done extensive work on it, but have no experience in dealing with the clutch. Thanks.
@Sonic#0818 how much play in the pedal?
There is obviously 2 ends to the cable one at the pedal and one at the bell housing. Get some one to press the pedal in and out while you watch the other end to see if it moves the clutch fork.
Thank you. The cable's broken. I'll be replacing it. At least it's only $30 for a decent one 👌
Not bad at all.
Anybody know of any good guides for tuning up a bicycle? I want to repair my old bike, but I"m pretty sure everything needs to be replaced and both the breaks and gears are fucked up and need fixing.
I know zip about bicycles, unfortunately but I will @everyone this so we can find out who does
@Gaius Mucius Scaevola search YouTube. If you can't find anything there search google for bicycle forums.
I'm a huge bike nut, as you might see from my avatar. YouTube has every maintenance topic covered. The most popular is GCN. Art's Cyclery is also good.
I learned one step at a time, researching each time a new maintenance task came up. If you're starting from square 1 and need a full tune-up, it will be far easier to bring it by a shop. Bike shops only charge like $15 an hour for their labor rate, so they're far more affordable than a car mechanic and they can get a lot done in an hour because they're experts. You could spend days trying to figure out all the various components you need to order that are compatible with your bike. And if everything is worn, it can be cheaper to buy an entirely new bicycle than to replace all of the worn components on your current bike.