03-06-2012, 12:38 PM #1
Need Help For Hard Start 2004 Virage
Dear Expert Friends,
I have searched the forum, do everything ; changed spark plugs, carb check, fuel filter cleaning, change battery etc,etc.
The problem is ;every time (especcialy at cold engine) it starts very hard, 5-6 times I have to start with choke without choke do every way of starting, but it needs at least 6 times to get start!
When it starts one time, there is no problem to start again at 2-3 hours,but when time passes about 6-7 hours it will be the same about hard starting!
Also there is a an acceleration problem while giving the full thorttle, stalls 1- 2 seconds then it gets full throttle.
There is no problem at full speed no power loss nor stalling at full throttle,
In all these symptoms, there is no missfire nor unburned smoke(petrol).
I just think that the carb is loosing it's reserve petrol in some way,
Thanks for all
Note : The engine is at 65 hours.
Last edited by Kory70; 03-09-2012 at 02:33 AM.
03-06-2012, 12:49 PM #2
I forget to write; which lubrication do you recommend ,after you clean the carb,while assembling the carb parts?
I use wd-40 and tcw-3 oil do you recommend them ? or other choices for lubrication ?
03-06-2012, 03:39 PM #3
That sounds like a leak in the fuel system is causing the lines to lose prime. I would replace the fuel lines and see where that gets you.
03-07-2012, 10:23 AM #4
03-08-2012, 02:38 PM #5
03-08-2012, 03:34 PM #6
Is this a FICHT injected ski or carburetor version? If it's a FICHT ski, I'd say the fuel pressure regulator is the problem.
If your ski is carb'd and has the grey, factory Tempo brand fuel lines it could explain your problem. These hoses would deteriorate and swell internally causing a restriction.
03-08-2012, 07:36 PM #7
Sounds like a carb'd model since he is stating it has a choke. +1 on the Tempo fuel lines. I changed them out on my Genesis I and they were all goo inside. I can only imagine the issues that causes for a carb.
03-09-2012, 01:24 AM #8
Ah, missed the comment about the choke.
I'd say the best bet is to replace all the fuel lines and see where that gets you. If you have the OEM grey Tempo lines it's most likely your culprit.
03-09-2012, 01:05 PM #9
My 2004 Virage has Keihin CDK2 Carb;
Today I inspect the gasget below the carb (from carb to in intake manifold) has damaged, but I think there cant be leak from that part?
Maybe it does do I little high consumption.
The hoses are the red one and the engine is at 65 hours;
I will try first changing gasget If not I will change the hoses,
but ıf it do the same, I wonder what else I can do?
03-09-2012, 09:03 PM #10
I would say after that you need to have those carbs cleaned out. I would suspect the are gunked up. I dont think the fuel line change only will solve your issue but it dont hurt to have fresh lines. One less thing to be concerned over.
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