Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Silver City, New Mexico
Stone Cold Wee Still Off
Here we go again....still.
OK, after the bad VR and reverse polarity battery, not to mention water in the gas, I finally got my '05 Wee running. Sort of. I did buy some gas treatment to scavenge the rest of the water out of the tank (if any) and added 1½ gallons fresh gas to tank, since it was getting low.
Previously, it would start and idle, then pause and die if I gave it gas. Wouildn't rev at all. Now it won't start at idle. Hit starter and it'll kick but won't quite start. I found that if I give it throttle while cranking it'll start instantly and rev fine but it has a crackle at steady speed as if one cylinder is intermittent.
So, I got the laser temperature probe out and, while holding power on with revs up around 4,000, I measured temps of the exhaust pipes. Seems to bear out my thought - front pipe about 4" below cylinder head is at 450º and rear pipe about 6" below cylinder head is around 550º so that would seem to confirm intermittent firing. (????)
While it's running like that, if I rev it, it revs instantly and smoothly. Sounds good. Sit there and keep goosing it and it sounds great up around 4,000 - 7,000 rpm. Hold steady speed and it immediately starts to crackle again.
I ran it like that for about 10 minutes, trying to make sure all water was out of the system, but rear pipe was getting very hot - over 1400º and I was afraid of frying something.
Sure would appreciate some thoughts on this. Google search showed me nothing.