help with a flooding #3 cylinder.


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wingzing81
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help with a flooding #3 cylinder.

Postby wingzing81 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:23 pm




No its not a kawi. It's a caféd gl1100. That is the only tank I could find that fits the frame. Anyway. #3cyl. is flooding even after a couple of flushes. The engine runs on three and spark is plenty, intake tube for 3 gets really cold like rapid evaporation? I've tried plugs and wires but the damn thing won't fire and soaks the plug.



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Cal-D
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Re: help with a flooding #3 cylinder.

Postby Cal-D » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:45 am

Probably a stuck float in that Carb, time to pull them, clean and set the float levels.

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Re: help with a flooding #3 cylinder.

Postby wingzing81 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:52 pm

Well as far as the float goes, I've replaced that float. I thought it might be sinking. I can get that cylinder to fire with the vacuum screw out and a shot of carb cleaner sprayed in. Having said that I know it's carburation. But what? What about the plunger? And what is the icing about?

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Re: help with a flooding #3 cylinder.

Postby wingzing81 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:04 pm

You know. I think it's getting the right gas but the spark plug isn't igniting it. How can it pass a spark test but not continue into the cylinder? Compression in that hole is at 165lbs. Wot.

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Re: help with a flooding #3 cylinder.

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:31 pm

If the plug looks wet..flooding most likely, bad float needle or seat or floats set wrong or sticking down
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Re: help with a flooding #3 cylinder.

Postby wingzing81 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:43 pm

Ok so the spec is 15.5mm with the needle seated. Now the needle has that internal plunger/spring. Does the measurement mean with or without that depressed.

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Re: help with a flooding #3 cylinder.

Postby Cal-D » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:05 pm

Without ! I turn the carb assembly vertical and lean the assembly to allow the float to settle against the seat.

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Re: help with a flooding #3 cylinder.

Postby wingzing81 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:25 pm

Dang I was excited that I might have had it wrong.




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