Lone Cylynder Problem

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Lone Cylynder Problem

Post by bazzman12 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:09 pm

Hey all, I have an 85 Goldwing. When she's cold I get a misfire in one cylynder. Once I get her good and warm and "blow" out the effected cylynder she runs OK. I know it's one cyl cause only one plug repeatedly fouls. It is a whitish looking substance that easily comes off when I clean it. After cleaning, it'll come right back if I run the bike after she's been sitting. What can I do. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Lone Cylynder Problem

Post by WA9FWT » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:11 pm

You could take that engine down to Shawano Lake and wash it out :lol: :lol: Love that area.
First off welcome to this site.Your bound to get all kinds of answers to fix your problem.
You could remove the defective Ignition wire to that plug and switch with a different one.It could be just that
wire breaking down, or Interchange the coils to see if the symptons change to the other cylinder bank.
Also good idea to check your valve clearance's.... Switch plugs, to see if it still happens.

Try the simple things first...


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Re: Lone Cylynder Problem

Post by seabee_ » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:14 pm

Sounds like the cylinder is running lean or you have a coolant leak. Any sweet smell coming from exhaust or is coolant level low? And like mentioned above switch the plugs around to see if the problem follows the plug. Check the simple things first.
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