Messsage from sigruna14 in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics
Taking a brake from the frustration to shower then heading to work. I did enlist some help from on of my local goys
Hopefully he'll figure it out
It almost has to be the ignition or ignition switch relay
Oh gotcha. Have you checked fuses? First thing to do on any electrical problem is check fuses. Just use a test light to both sides of the fuse.
All the fuses I could find were good
Everything goes to the ignition switch or relay
I fix the electrical problem and now the carburetor is leaking gas
What was the electrical problem?
There is a blown fuse hiding that I couldn't find until today
It was just barely blown to it was crazy I should have taken a picture before I threw it away
When I first took it out it looked fine
Where is your carb leaking from?
I couldn't quite see I had to leave for work right after I got done fixing the electrical problem. But it look like it was from the bottom of the carb
I'm going to look at it more tomorrow I disconnected the gas tank to avoid any further leakage
I did clean the carbs and take everything apart so maybe I didn't tighten something
How's the gasket? A lot of times that's just a worn gasket at the top of the carb. The liquid follows the curve of the carb and makes it look like a leak from the bottom. What do you think @Brenten.Ryan-AZ ?
Great glad you fixed it. That's why I say any electrical problem check your fuses first. And barley blow is blown as long as it isn't solid the current can not travel through it. When you took the carbs apart did you replace the gasket? Those paper gasket are made for one time use only if you take it apart you need to replace it.
@everyone I am an industrial Mechanic in automotive industry that makes bearing for BMW, Volvo, and many more. Currently in school to finish mechanical engineering program. If I can be assistance to anyone just let me know.
There is nothing worse than having to work on a German car.
They build those bastards in such a way as to make it hard for you.
Knowing how to work on them is very profitable though
I'm a bmw fiend specializing in e9x chassis. But also have experience with many others. If anyone needs any imput on bavarias finest, Holla
@Deleted User Whew, a carb related question
Honestly the only carb I’ve had my hands on was on a 07 CR125R
Honestly I don’t remember any gaskets on her, changing jet settings was 2 simple screws on the top as the throttle cable enters the carb body, and I don’t remember any gasket that seated there.
I have a 2005 Honda civic dx and my check engine came on flashing and my engine was running rough and sort of sputtering. I've been having problems with it running hot. Hoping it's not a blown headgasket or worse.
Recently replaced my thermostat a second time. It was running perfectly until i drove about 90 miles and began to have problems with the engine heating up again.
Anyone versed on hho???
@Honneur et Patrie Have you noticed a change in the amount of coolant present in the reservoir?
@Honneur et Patrie#8729 get a scanner to pull that code to begin with. It’s a good starting point to see what your ECM / PCM is saying (a general area of concern)
As much as I don’t care for uh oh zones (Autozone) or O’Reilly’s auto stores they can pull the code for you for free.
If you get that code, I (or any other tech here) can help go from there.
One of the obvious tell tale signs of a blown head gasket is oil in the coolant, milky oil (coolant in oil), and white smoke from your exhaust.
If it is a head gasket they aren't horrible to change on honda four cylinders
german cars were made to secure the existance of mechanics
@here this is what my bike sounds like
Clean the carbs put some seafoam in it and it still sounds super strange
Unfortunately it won’t let me open the file
If your comfortable with it, you can send it to me via email or Facebook.