Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: fubar guzzi on March 17, 2019, 05:00:25 PM

Title: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: fubar guzzi on March 17, 2019, 05:00:25 PM
 :bow:   Here is a HUUGE thank u from the ol Fubar to Dusty  :popcorn:  My 63 International was running real bad,firing on somewhere between 8or6 cylinders, mileage from a high of 8 to a low 0f 3gallons/mile till it finally didn't run at all(GUZZI content)! Compression was 20/30 pounds above normal,smell of gas or equivalent was present in oil. The engine would turn over seriously fast,it would not even fire on one cylinder--new plugs + wires-condenser ,coil ok.   :weiner:   Out of desperation I called Dusty,he said,Oh I DON'T KNOW--- ol Indian trick was to pour cheap whiskey over engine ,try it :evil:  Well, after saturating the area with cheap whisky I realized I had a real problem, I bought the 1.75 size using only 1/3  of plastic (I said cheap)bottle! That wasn't the problem,the problem is I will have to drink the rest of the whisky my self (you can't let it set around---something about the environment)!!!Yikes, I will have to do this myself cause I don't get much company or friends stopping by to drink my lousy booze   :evil:  Wouldn't you think DUSTY would have told me to only use the good stuff!!!
     After many,many,many phone calls(you'd have to know DUSTY) he figured out the problem-----before I give you the answer how about yous'all givin your advice
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: Muzz on March 17, 2019, 05:33:30 PM
The beast had so much petrol in the cylinders it was hydraulicing because the float had sunk. <shrug>
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: yogidozer on March 17, 2019, 05:48:34 PM
Pick up? Those were beautiful looking, far better than those made today.
How about a picture?  :thumb:
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: oldbike54 on March 17, 2019, 05:58:58 PM
 Where did ya go fubes ?

 It is a dump truck , and no , not a carburetor problem .

 Dusty
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: PJPR01 on March 17, 2019, 06:05:16 PM
Clogged fuel filter
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: oldbike54 on March 17, 2019, 06:54:11 PM
 If you didn't cut your teeth on pre '65 engines running straight weight oil the chances of figuring out what was wrong are really slim .

 Remember the two main indicators of what was wrong were really high compression readings , and gasoline in the oil . Heck , it is doubtful that most mechanics who started working after maybe 1974 could diagnose the problem W/O some serious surgery .

 Dusty
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: Ted N on March 17, 2019, 07:37:52 PM
Bad fuel pump diaphram.
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: Muzz on March 17, 2019, 07:51:51 PM
Bad fuel pump diaphram.

Just going to say that.

A story about early Mitsubishi engines that had that problem.  A garage on the West Coast (NZ) was working on one that had the problem.  Started it up and the gas in the sump ignited, blew the cam cover clean off and left a dent in the roof!

It was reputed to look spectacular when she blew. :shocked:
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: oldbike54 on March 17, 2019, 08:05:20 PM
 You guys are missing the clues , stupid high compression , losing cylinders , single weight oil (low or no detergent) in its early life .

 Dusty
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: Shorty on March 17, 2019, 09:09:22 PM
Pushrod off the perch? Valves not opening?
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: fubar guzzi on March 17, 2019, 10:18:14 PM
Gee guys I'm really impressed,your all doin great ---thank you DUSTY for holding down the fort for me while I was barfing!!!So I will pull the plug+ give up the answer------Shorty was pretty close,drum roll please-----hydraulic lifters is the answer   :thumb:   

     Shorty you win--for winning u get to purchase tickets for 2 too Hawaii,+ don't forget to pay the TAX as well===are we going to have fun or what

 With all the vehicles iv'e owned I've never had a bad lifter,I was truly stumped  :boozing:
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: Shorty on March 17, 2019, 10:55:03 PM

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Thanks Fubes, it was fun.....oh, was I 'sposed to take you along? My bad.... :evil:
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on March 18, 2019, 07:52:17 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: fubar guzzi on March 18, 2019, 09:42:57 AM
 :popcorn:  Sorry I MISSED our flight Shorty,due to all the flooding in Nebraska all the planes were vacated somewhere else    :evil:

      Thanks to every one who followed this posting,I had many laughs along the way :boozing:
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: Rick in WNY on March 19, 2019, 12:01:27 PM
Wasn't that flight booked on a 737-Max-8?
Title: Re: atta-boy Dusty
Post by: Shorty on March 19, 2019, 01:11:59 PM
Wasn't that flight booked on a 737-Max-8?

We got em stacked up like chord wood in Tulsa right now.