Post by ilovenxstage on Jun 6, 2013 11:59:31 GMT -5
I'm trying to repair a friend's E-Ton Beamer. It is getting good spark, and it is getting fuel, but it has almost no compression. I'm thinking the rings are shot and maybe the cylinder is scored. The dude was running it without the air filter attached, so he was asking for trouble and he got it! It has a little over 10,000 miles on it. I'm not sure what kind of engine it has. It looks different from the Minerelli. The CVT cover is completely different. I'll get some pics later when I'm able. It used to be a really nice scoot, but its basically a wreck now.
I had a wristpin come out and it ate up the piston m head and cylinder . I bought a new piston kit and smoothed the head but it would not start with PSI . Bought a new BBK , reused the new piston since I only tried to start it but no luck and tada it fired right up and has everytime since . Also check the reed valves for wear . Low compression= no start . Cast aluminum is so soft you can mar it with a fingernail . I would try the rebuil kit at Scrappys or opt for the BBK if you find out what type of main jet it uses and its size in order to get a larger one so it will not burn up from being lean
Is the oil tank full of 2T oil ? Some have a float sensor that prevents starts or running with the oil level is too low
Post by ilovenxstage on Jun 7, 2013 12:17:03 GMT -5
It's not a Geely engine, the cylinder is horizontal. The oil tank sits right on top of the cylinder. It hadn't been getting electrical power, but now it is. The wiring for the oil tank level sensor was unplugged! I tried again to start it, but the battery died, the kick starter is so rusted it barely moves, and I can't get one of the CVT screws out so I can grease the kickstarter. After it stops raining I'll just borrow the battery from my scooter and try it again.
If hes lucky maybe new piston rings and gaskets may work as long as the cylinder and head are ok . I could be a Morini if its not a JOG or Minarelli . Very easy to rebuild since no cam chain or valves to mess with . It would be worth it to rebuild the engine even if you had to get a cylinder and head . I prefer a 2T over a 4T since they are peppy and fun to ride around on
Post by ilovenxstage on Jun 14, 2013 19:46:02 GMT -5
Well, the guy decided he wants me to rebuild it. I have the top end torn down and the thing had obviously been run out of oil. The cylinder is scored and the piston is burned to a crunchy crisp. The main and rod bearings seem ok though. I may be able to polish the inside of the cylinder because it's not scored that badly. He gave me the money to get a new piston, rings, gaskets, airbox, and ignition coil (it's getting very weak spark as well). We'll see what happens.