I have learned a TON! I'm no clueless girlie when I talk to my mechanic now. Awwwyeaaa! Engines are interesting as hell! So I've found a new hobby/obsession with a dash of empowerment- Awesome!
This is bc my 2003 ET2 won't start. Button NOR kick start. I bought her on craigslist :'( she ran beautifully for 2 days then *blowing raspberry sound* NUTHIN.
I've gone thru the 2-stroke page, the won't start page and maaany others multiple times.
Here's where I am at this point:
1. Replaced spark plug/ checked for spark? YES sparks
2. Replaced the battery
3. Fuses OK
4. gas tank @ 3/4
5. oil full
6. air filter OK
7. cleaned fuel/vacuum line
8. @#$%ing fuel tap replaced
9. carb disassembled, cleaned
10. Jets clear
11. good lord what else??? who knows I'm probably forgetting something.
Some LOVELY mechanics at Best of Boston in Roslindale (if ur local, go see them for your car things, they actually don't even do small engines but worked together looking at it with me for 2 hours just for the fun of it!)
Long afternoon getting our hands very dirty and sucking on vacuum tubes like some real crazies, we tested every component and found that fuel is not getting sucked into the carb.
I've bought a big can of Gunk Carburetor & Parts Cleaner and am just hanging on a prayer that an overnight soak will do some fairy god mother stuff and solve the mystery before I have to replace this carb only to maybe find that doesn't help either- idk. GULP!
Forgive this long post, i figured as much info as possible would be best?
#1- Before i dunk this dirty hoe into the magical dip and hold a seance for my scoot, there is a little plastic cap jammed in there below the oil valve. As I understand it I have to remove all plastics? how do I get that guy outta there?
Also- how about the brass bits? What's the plan for them?
#2- If this doesn't work and I haven't gouged my own eyes out as a result, does anything else come to mind for anyone about what THE HECK is goin on in there??
My lil dog is giving me dirty looks. He LOVES to cruise in my backpack.
How do I get this guy out?