how should i fix my engine?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by jake, May 13, 2007.

  1. jake

    jake Guest

    my powerhouse arrived damaged. how shoule i fix it?

  2. jake

    jake Guest

    and also, is there any way to tell if i have one of the dax motors or kings or whoever else's there are?
  3. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    Where did you buy it from?

    and the position of that cooling fin shouldn't affect the engine cooling in any dramatic way, anyone else here correct me if you think otherwise. I don't really know how you would reattach it.
  4. jake

    jake Guest

    i got it off of ebay. the seller was "devrou" and the item# was 150118459035. i know the picture in the description was a stock photo he stole from another site so it doesn't help.
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    He says he's got a website, tech supports, ect, and also if the item arrives damaged he replace it.

    Call him up, send the thing back, or have him ship you a new head.

    BTW, those are 70cc kits and just like everybody elses...nothing special or different (upgraded ect) That's all just hype.
  6. I'd email the seller and tell them the cylinder head was damaged in shipping. If they don't hook you up with a new one I'd try some of that aluminum epoxy and stick it back on there. The engine will run fine without the fin and it shouldn't affect the cooling very much but its nice to have. Is the bubble wrap all it was packed with?
  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i'd first assume the dealer wants to make it right, then i'd give him a chance to do so.

    email him that pic, i bet you'll be good to go 8)

    if that doesn't work, email him a link to this thread :p
  8. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i had a look at the item for giggles...

    yaknow, guys...i really wish these sellers would quit with the hoopla: "the best kit" & "free HD roller-tensioner" or
    "FREE frame adapter!"...just get down to the nuts-n-bolts of what components your particular kit includes, along
    with an accurate pic :x
  9. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    I just broke 4 fins off the jug of my newer engine about 3 weeks ago and it has not affected at all so far.
    It fell off my workbench! Ouch!!!!
    Doc :shock:
  10. stonefish2600

    stonefish2600 New Member

    I just got a kit from the same guy and the spark plug cap is broken this
    is my third kit from ebay and the first time I've gotten anything damaged, I wrote the guy through ebay then went to pay pal and got his reg e-mail address its Please let me know if he made it right for you I'm just starting to build these bikes and will be buying more kits but I want to deal with someone who stands behind what they sell. I just got my kit today so I'll wait to see what this guy does before i trash or praise him the motor looks alot nicer than the one I got from boygoesfast.
  11. stonefish2600

    stonefish2600 New Member


    The guy got back with me the next day and said I could get a new cap at any motorcycle shop for a couple of bucks and that shipping would cost him more than that but he would ship if I insisted. I didn't I thought it was cool he got right back with me and offered though
  12. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    I'm glad you posted this. I'm new at this too. And of course I've been on eBay as well. I purchased a Grubee 50cc from eBayer "bigboyoutlet". I've been on the phone with them several times. I think they're basically a drop shipper for I found out today my motor is on the way is expected to arrive next Monday. I bought from them because of the Grubee name and it was about 20 or 30 dollars cheaper than everyone else I've seen. I've seen the auctions posted by the guy you bought yours from. I just have a tendency to go with companies/corporations with stuff like this. I feel I have a better chance at getting problems taken care of moreso than dealing with individuals that are just out to make a quick $. In any case, I think the sellers ought to make good on broken items at their cost, not yours. They at least ought to give the buyer an option to take out insurance on their orders. I don't know if name dropping is allowed on this post as I have not been a member long enough to know all the tricks of the trade just yet, but as the old saying goes, " A satisified customer is always your best advertisement", then why not. To me that's just one member helping the other members. Weed out all the junk and the bad sellers ! Just my opinion !
  13. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    There is a technique/process call "brazing" I think, not sure, I don't know much at all about welding, but I do know aluminum can be welded or brazed together. A good friend of mine owns a machine shop and I've seen him do it. So you might try a welding shop. I have no idea what the cost might be on stuff like this, I just know it can be done. Hope this helps.