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Flooding

Postby Rob861 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:02 pm

Had the scooter back a couple of weeks apparently had new jets in (jetex 22mm) it now starts without choke & if left a couple of minutes it floods. The original problem was it wouldn’t run without the choke. The repair centre told me not to leave it ticking over as when running in it will flood. I don’t understand how it will flood when running in but be ok when run in surly the fuel runs through the carburettor the same. Any views on this
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Re: Flooding

Postby missing lynx » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:28 pm

I would say your "repair centre" are talking crap and don't understand 2 stroke engines with carbs
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Re: Flooding

Postby Rob861 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:49 pm

My thoughts as well
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Re: Flooding

Postby missing lynx » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:37 pm

I think for us to help you we need to know what your engine spec is, are you using a filter, what jets and slide you have in the carb and what number plug you're using
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Re: Flooding

Postby Rob861 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:20 pm

Standard Indian gp150 not sure on jets and slide was supposed to be set up by the workshop I can’t see any numbers on the jets apparently jetex aren’t numbered plug NGK B7E using standard box filter
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Re: Flooding

Postby missing lynx » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:40 pm

The jets should be numbered even if they're jetex!! Sticky's book will tell you what they should be
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Re: Flooding

Postby Rob861 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:46 pm

I’ve looked in the book what they should be but I can 100% say the ones in have no numbers on them
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Re: Flooding

Postby missing lynx » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:55 pm

I would order all new jets! as with no numbers on your jets there's no way of knowing if they're right, also the slide as the 150 and the 200 ones are different
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Re: Flooding

Postby CHRIS in MARGATE » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:02 am

Your "Repair Centre" have no idea what they are talking about.
When set up properly you should be able to leave the scooter for weeks with the fuel left switched on (although it's not advisable) and the float needle valve will shut the fuel off preventing it from flooding.
The float is possibly swollen, punctured or sticking on its pin. ALL easy fixes.
Makes my blood boil when owners get duped by so called "experts" who do not know what they are doing.
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Re: Flooding

Postby Rob861 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:21 pm

It is frustrating I don’t have any space to do anything nowadays but I am definitely getting ripped off by the so called experts
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Re: Flooding

Postby Fast n Furious » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:29 am

A lot of cheap chinese carb jets have no numbers on them. I presume these were designed for mass market fixed carbs and so dispensed with the expense of etching these jets and atomisers.
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Re: Flooding

Postby Rob861 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:24 pm

Ordered a scootopia carb hopefully problem solved
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Re: Flooding

Postby St George » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:30 pm

Those carbs have a generic issue with the float jamming on the spindle. By running a fine drill through the float stops the problem. There was a thread on this a couple of years ago.
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Re: Flooding

Postby HxPaul » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:28 pm

Rob861 wrote:Had the scooter back a couple of weeks apparently had new jets in (jetex 22mm) it now starts without choke & if left a couple of minutes it floods. The original problem was it wouldn’t run without the choke. The repair centre told me not to leave it ticking over as when running in it will flood. I don’t understand how it will flood when running in but be ok when run in surly the fuel runs through the carburettor the same. Any views on this

Were are you,if near me bring it round and I'll re-jet it for you and fix the float.
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Re: Flooding

Postby stephena » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:08 pm

Any update using the Scootopia carb?
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Re: Flooding

Postby St George » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:59 pm

Update would be nice for all concerned.
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Re: Flooding

Postby Rob861 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:22 pm

Sorry guys it’s took so long to get back but eventually fitted a scootopia carburettor and must say it’s running like a dream. Good service and very knowledgeable at scootopia recommend to anyone. Thanks for all your help very much appreciated
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Re: Flooding

Postby CHRIS in MARGATE » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:42 pm

Great news.
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