Vespa GTS carb removal
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:38 pm quote
Does anyone know how to remove a carburretor on the vespa GTS 300 and thinks they can walk me through it on here?
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:11 pm quote
There's no carburetor to remove. It's fuel injected.
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:23 pm quote
Thats embarrassing, the reason I wanted to know is because my vespa has been running at sub-optimal power, and over heats often as a result, I took it to the mechanic and he ran the diagnostic on the fuel injector, and said it was ok, and was running at optimal condition again, now it has gone back to sub-optimal, and wont pass the 40km mark on a straight road, I was planning to take the carb and injectors out, how would I remove the injector, and would you reccommend doing so? p.s: I have a fuel injector cleaner kit, thanks for the help
MV Santa
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:06 pm quote
I don't think taking out the injector will give you any information.

When you say it won't go past the 40km mark do you mean that it won't go faster than 40kph? That is a problem.

You say it is overheating. Does the gauge read hot or do you have some other indication of overheating? Have you checked your coolant level?

Does the transmission seem to work OK? Do the brakes feel like they are draging?
Hooked
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:53 pm quote
Be methodical. Air cleaner dirty? Old fuel? Belt slipping? Bad spark plug? Bad plug wire? Exhaust leak? Brakes dragging? Bad head gasket?

Is it revving like crazy and still speed limited? How does it idle?

Overheating and lack of power could be a lean fuel mixture, could be an ignition problem.

Don't assume it's a bad injector until you eliminate the simple things.
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:19 am quote
Suprised there's not something up on WIKI???
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:55 am quote
It was left standing for 8 months before being passed down to me, so it did have old fuel, oil and coolant, I know it overheats because the fans start to sound like crazy, Ill send a video of it idling and what it does/sounds like when I hold the throttle open at a constant point.
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:39 pm quote
Get rid of the old fuel and add fresh gas. The crappy fuel may not be burning nicely, messing with the O2 sensor and causing issues.

Check your Spark plug isn't fouled and clean the air filter as well.
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:02 pm quote
My bet is that gummy deposits from the old gas in the system keeps clogging the injector. This leads to the lean condition - lack of power and overheating.

Clean the whole fuel system well, including the throttle body and injector.
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