Messsage from sigruna14 in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics

JohnStrasser 2017-10-03 20:44:54  

Taking a brake from the frustration to shower then heading to work. I did enlist some help from on of my local goys

JohnStrasser 2017-10-03 20:45:03  

Hopefully he'll figure it out

Deleted User 2017-10-03 20:46:03  

It almost has to be the ignition or ignition switch relay

JesseJames 2017-10-03 20:46:18  

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.

JohnStrasser 2017-10-03 20:46:40  

All the fuses I could find were good

Deleted User 2017-10-03 20:57:47

Deleted User 2017-10-03 20:58:30  

Everything goes to the ignition switch or relay

JohnStrasser 2017-10-04 20:01:32  

I fix the electrical problem and now the carburetor is leaking gas

Deleted User 2017-10-04 20:02:03  

What was the electrical problem?

JohnStrasser 2017-10-04 20:04:26  

There is a blown fuse hiding that I couldn't find until today

JohnStrasser 2017-10-04 20:04:45  

It was just barely blown to it was crazy I should have taken a picture before I threw it away

JohnStrasser 2017-10-04 20:04:58  

When I first took it out it looked fine

Deleted User 2017-10-04 20:07:05  

Where is your carb leaking from?

Deleted User 2017-10-04 20:07:09  

and how?

JohnStrasser 2017-10-04 20:09:41  

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

JohnStrasser 2017-10-04 20:09:53  

I'm going to look at it more tomorrow I disconnected the gas tank to avoid any further leakage

JohnStrasser 2017-10-04 20:10:06  

I did clean the carbs and take everything apart so maybe I didn't tighten something

Deleted User 2017-10-04 20:35:10  

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 ?

JesseJames 2017-10-04 21:31:13  

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.

John Wesley-SC 2017-10-05 00:12:50  

@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.

sigruna14 2017-10-05 00:15:02  

>german cars

sigruna14 2017-10-05 00:15:10  

There is nothing worse than having to work on a German car.

sigruna14 2017-10-05 00:15:20  

They build those bastards in such a way as to make it hard for you.

Tron 2017-10-05 00:16:37  

Knowing how to work on them is very profitable though

Valaska 2017-10-05 00:35:30  

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

Brenten.Ryan-AZ 2017-10-05 00:49:24  

@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.

Honneur et Patrie 2017-10-05 01:54:02  

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.

Honneur et Patrie 2017-10-05 01:55:46  

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.

luke trimble -PA 2017-10-05 02:03:54  

Anyone versed on hho???

Deleted User 2017-10-05 02:05:51  

@Honneur et Patrie Have you noticed a change in the amount of coolant present in the reservoir?

Brenten.Ryan-AZ 2017-10-05 03:59:32  

@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)

Brenten.Ryan-AZ 2017-10-05 04:02:55  

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.

Brenten.Ryan-AZ 2017-10-05 04:06:11  

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.

Cobro 2017-10-06 03:18:55  

If it is a head gasket they aren't horrible to change on honda four cylinders

Deleted User 2017-10-07 19:54:31  

german cars were made to secure the existance of mechanics

JohnStrasser 2017-10-08 01:45:03

JohnStrasser 2017-10-08 01:45:18  

@here this is what my bike sounds like

JohnStrasser 2017-10-08 01:45:31  

Clean the carbs put some seafoam in it and it still sounds super strange

Brenten.Ryan-AZ 2017-10-08 01:46:10  

Unfortunately it won’t let me open the file

JesseJames 2017-10-08 01:47:05  

Me either.

Brenten.Ryan-AZ 2017-10-08 01:48:08  

If your comfortable with it, you can send it to me via email or Facebook.