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Apr
28

FKI April Teaser: SwedeTech’s Corner – Clutch Kart Troubleshooting II

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In our last SwedeTech’s Corner, we started the troubleshooting guide for clutch kart engines, addressing no sign of spark and engines that may be starving for fuel.  In this edition we will continue the guide.  Next month’s SwedeTech Corner will go into troubleshooting Shifter Engines.  So enough rambling, let’s continue.

Before trying to restart the engine, always inspect the inside of the engine utilizing an inspection light.  This can be done by removing the spark plug and looking inside the cylinder with the inspection light.  Look for any damage on the piston or cylinder walls.  If you see damage, do not run and consult your engine builder.  You will see this statement many times in this troubleshooting guide.  This should always be the first step in any engine troubleshooting.  I’ve seen countless engines that had a huge parts failure or a seized top end, and the mechanic just kept cranking the engine over without looking inside to see if the engine was even functional…

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