LOCATING AND REMEDYING FAULTS
The following list contains several of the most frequent faults which may arise and advice on
ENGINE DOES NOT START EASILY
First of all, ascertain that there is enough petrol and that the cock is turned on. (A = open; R =
reserve). If this is in order, the fault may be one or more of the following:
Petrol pipe is clogged.
Blow through it until the obstacle is
Petrol filter dirty.
Dismantle the filter and clean the gauze
by air blast.
Petrol cock filter is dirty.
Dismantle the filter and clean it by a
blast of air through the gauze.
Carburettor float stuck.
Remove the float and clean out the
Carburettor float leaking.
Change the float.
Jet is clogged.
Remove the obstacle by a strong blast
The cable of the ignition coil is broken or
Inspect the cable insulation for faults
and if necessary change the cable.
Defective sparking plug.
Change or clean the plug, making sure
that the insulating core is not damaged,
that there are no carbon deposits on the
electrodes and that the spark gap does
The contact breaker points do qot open.
Check the position to the fixed contact
The contact breaker arm is seized on its
Check movement between rocker arm
and pivot if necessary.
The contact breaker points are dirty.
Clean the contact breaker points with a
rag damped in petrol
The capacitor has broken down or is short
Change the capacitor