View Full Version : indy starting problems
01-16-2008, 03:49 PM
earlier in the season, i could garuntee my indy 500 liquid to start in 1-3 pulls, with half choke. it sat for a week, and warm weather moved in. i went to start it and it took quite a while, as well as pulling hte plugs out 2-3 times and "blowing" out the cylinders by pulling the rope with the plugs out. it's been doing that since. but like i said earlier in the season i could get it started in any temperature. right now its in the garage and still not starting
any ideas? i plan on running a can of sea-foam through it soon. (Assuming i can get it started)
01-16-2008, 04:33 PM
When did you last clean your carbs ? Also drain the block to see what comes out if it is flooding out . You'll find the drain plugs at the bottom of the block under the Y pipe in the front . If I am correct I think it was a either a 10 mm or 3/8 in head .
01-16-2008, 05:07 PM
are you sure its getting fuel and spark thats what i would check first, are the plugs wet when you pull them out?if not your not getting fire.
01-16-2008, 06:13 PM
Water in the gas, from either snow flying in as you fill, or condensation with the warmer temps, and now that little tiny bit has froze and is stuck in the carbs.
That would be my guess.
Pour a litte iso heat in there, and warm it up in the garage if you can. It may take some time to thaw it out. Or you could speed the process by warming the carbs with a hair dryer, it will take a good 10-15 minutes to warm them up enough. Worth a try if you haven't already.
01-19-2008, 03:37 PM
later the night i posted, i did get it started. between letting it idle for 20 minutes or so and punchin on the throttle quite a bit, the next morning i was able to get it started first pull again. i've done that the last 6-7 times i've driven so i think i'm good again.
i think it was the moisture, time to dump more heet in it
01-19-2008, 06:40 PM
I run half a bottle of ISO-HEAT every couple of tanks. I have had proublems with water in my tank due to condensation lots of times. I usually bring my sleds into the warm garage after rideing, and there is lots of condensation on the outside of the sled, so
i'm sure the inside of the gas tank dose the same thing. A little injector cleaned once in a while helps keep things running smooth too.