Engine splutters and dies


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Old 05-22-09, 02:44 AM
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Engine splutters and dies

Hi all,

I ride a Triumph Sprint ST myself and do most of the simpler work on it, however, recently the GF bought a Peugeot Ludix and it is giving some problems.

OK, so its only a 50 cc 2 stroke. New petrol and all that. New airbox, battery and plug. The engine starts and runs while the revs are high, and vroom vrooming , but as soon as its left to idle it splutters and dies.

Cleaned the carb, checked for any kinks in the fuel line, adjusted the carb air/fuel inlet. Nothing. Still the same.

Any ideas what else I could try? Its not as if it is a major piece of technological art?
 
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Old 05-22-09, 04:42 PM
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Reed valves in two strokes need to be in good shape. also the air filter and exhaust need to be clear. If you have that then you need a clear idle circuit in the carb and a strong ignition. Then it'll run like the little beast it is.
 
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Old 05-28-09, 04:40 AM
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Its all sorted out now. The plug had wrong clearance. Must have been dropped when it was in its box. Once I adjustd the gap, the machine ran perfectly.

Thanks for the reply
 
 

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