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Died in the parade

Postby taxicub » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:33 pm

I have a 49 cub that has been pretty reliable but the other day in a parade it died. It was running fine and just shut off. Pushed it to the side and about a minute later it started fine and ran flawless for about another 2 blocks and died again. Minute later was able to restart. It was pretty hot outside but it didn't die like it run out of fuel or vapor locked. More like an electrical shut off. Coil would never have cooled off fast enough to restart that quick. I am thinking that possibly the on off switch may be breaking contact???? Any ideas would be helpful.

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Re: Died in the parade

Postby Barnyard » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:58 pm

Check for good fuel flow and clean the metering jet.
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Re: Died in the parade

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:48 pm

Check the fuel tank cap vent is not plugged.

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Re: Died in the parade

Postby randallc » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:27 am

Sounds like a fuel flow issue to me. Runs out of gas, sets a minute will run for a minute and runs back out of gas.
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Re: Died in the parade

Postby Steve Butram » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:59 am

Next time it stalls check for spark. Your ignition coil could be starting to fail.Allowing it to cool a few minutes may enough time to cool to the point where it will function. Also the coil will be too hot to touch when it is starting to break down.

A good systematic approach will allow you to eliminate a fuel or electrical issue.
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Re: Died in the parade

Postby DickB » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:18 am

Do you have the free, new gas cap? If not, I'd suspect as mentioned by others the old fuel cap's small air inlet hole was clogged and no gas left the tank.

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Re: Died in the parade

Postby Trent M » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:25 am

I've had similar trouble from a bad condensor,
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Re: Died in the parade

Postby taxicub » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:40 am

Thank you for some of the ideas. I do have the new gas cap. I suspect by the way it dies that it is electrical because it shuts off like you opened the on off switch. More investigation needed. Thanks Mike

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Re: Died in the parade

Postby Gary Orr » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:17 pm

Do u have a fuel in it?

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Re: Died in the parade

Postby Gary Orr » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:19 pm

Do u have a fuel filter in it?

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Re: Died in the parade

Postby cavingreer » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:19 pm

My first instinct would be coil or condenser. I second the suggestion to check fire on a plug wire when it dies or just go ahead and swap them out.
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