Thread: lost power
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:35 AM
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Default Re: lost power

from the description it *sounds* like a gasket problem - if by screws on the side you mean on the cylinder or the side plate on the crank.

Two strokes use the crankcase as a pressurized part of the fuel system - if pressure is lost or reduced then the engine will not run as well..

I would suggest having the head and cylinder off the motor and checking the gaskets for leaks - that will show up fairly readily.

there might also be a problem with a broken ring or circlip as well, although I find it a little strange in both cases that you would have been idling when it had this problem..

hope that helped...

Jemma xx
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