Fell over and now won’t start

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Fell over and now won’t start

Postby Getdeeper » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:09 pm

The scoot that is, not me ;)
So I returned home from a night away with the family to find my 2T pride and joy laying on its side in my garden. Very curious as to quite how it could have simply fallen over but to add insult to injury it now refuses to start. When I discovered it last night there was a strong smell of petrol around the scoot and today there is a saucer sized patch of fuel underneath it. I’m guessing the fall flooded the engine but despite removing the plug and letting it sit for a while it won’t start. I can’t be sure but it doesn’t even look like I have a spark but I will check again when it gets dark. Any ideas guys?
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Re: Fell over and now won’t start

Postby Shaunbond » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:50 am

If fell on its right side will definitely be flooded and still every chance if on the left. Pull choke, leave petrol tap close and kick it over or electric start it with full throttle for a good while... 15 kicks or so. This will clear flooding, now start as normal i.e. closed throttle still with petrol turned off. When it starts turn petrol on.
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Re: Fell over and now won’t start

Postby Getdeeper » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:29 pm

Thanks for your advice. I think you’re right. I’ll give it a go.
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