running like a piece of crap
schnowz at localnet.com
Sat Dec 8 15:15:13 PST 2007
Well being as the Geeper has been running like a piece of crap and was
getting harder and harder to start and the temp got up to the balmy 40's
today so I checked her out.
2 of the ignition wires were not reading on the meter. When I took the
cap off one was full of green crumbs and the copper strands at the end were
missing plus one cap seems to have the screw corroded away. I'm sure it was
conducting partially at the high voltage though, but just reducing the juice
getting to the plug. But i think the main problem is, I had the Steve
Northrup oily plug disease from a leak in the valve cover/spark plug figure
I don't have new gaskets so I'll do the valves tomorrow and use silicone
on the gasket. I know some of you advise against this but when I've used it
I have always used a small amount and never had a problem with it getting in
I also found the vacum switch valve (for the Kleen air system )to be
opening at 300 mm Hg instead of 430 but i don't think this should be an
issue. If anyone knows otherwise let me know.
One more Question
What's the purpose of the coolant valve on the European models? I'm
thinking it must be to reduce carb icing - if it was just for cold weather
then i'd expect to see it on the US/Canuck models..
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