Someone put **** in my fuel, now I have problems :(

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Fox, Nov 5, 2007.

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  1. Fox

    Fox Guest

    Some human trash put what looks like cooking oil into my fuel. It clogged the normal filter pretty badly, I added a normal motorbike fuel filter and it clogged that one too, but not before some of it got through :-x

    Anyway, I was intending on doing some maintenance, I replaced the fuel lines, cleaned out the filters, cleaned out the tank, replaced the spark plug lead with an old one from the car, cleaned the carb and replaced the head (The original had a crack since new). I also cleaned out the combustion chamber and spark plug while I was there.

    Now, it runs, but its a little choppy and has an odd sound. If I didnt think it was impossible I would say that it sounds like the piston is striking the head. It occurs mostly when under load. At 40 just over kph it sounds almost like a whine or whistle, rather loud as well. I have never head this sound out of my bike before.

    Any ideas?

  2. Steve

    Steve Guest

    A leaking or blown head gasket could make that sound. If that is the case, there should be some oil where it is leaking.
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  3. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    When I first saw the thread title, all I could think was: "impressive aim and balance"...but now you say it's cooking oil- I'm much less impressed.
  4. minibiker

    minibiker Guest

    that sound could be hitting the spark plug check size with the other one and see ho they match up
  5. It would be nice if we can have locking gas caps for these tanks. I wonder if it's at all possible?
  6. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    ROFLMAO Good one....Hahahaha :grin:
  7. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    well if you have noticed augi has a locking key gas cap i think it is off a 80's
    honda from the look ask him for what it is
  8. mxlews

    mxlews Guest

    I've seen locking gas caps on eBay that will work. Search around and you'll find em.
  9. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Sorry to go off topic but, Hough, I laughed so hard, I spit my popcorn out!
    Good one.
  10. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    So Fox, how's it going? Get 'er figured out?
  11. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Yeah, like Van said, have you solved your problem yet? Originally I read your post for some ideas on why my motor quit, but I got distracted by your intro. Sorry bout that...didn't mean to ignore your problem. Some of the other posts mentioned locking gas caps. I bought a cap from Dax that replaced the gas cap on an old Honda 70 perfectly. I think that was locking originally. I forgot what it was called, but it is a step through from the 70's