what the %!**&!!@###!!!

A place for all your Diablo Rouge Questions or just a place to shoot the bull about those little Red Devils.

what the %!**&!!@###!!!

Postby Barrie2777 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:34 pm

Last year was the first time on snow for my nearly new Diablo 500. In it's inaugural season there were mechanical problems mostly very small but frustrating ie. the key coming out of the drive axel due to lack of rust to hold it in place. As I keenly look forward to driving it this year, we don't have enough snow to do so as it has melted during the last heat wave. Prior to the heat wave we did drive it for one half day . It was a half day because it would not start after coming home for a rest. Perhaps like its owner, the rest time after lunch is more elongated with added years. I am taking it to Eganville tomorrow so I started it for loading. Oh it started alright but more smoke than the forest fires in California. Figured I better check the carb. Close examination shows gas dripping from the throttle rod. I removed the carb cover and found the carb throat saturated with gas....better check deeper!! I took it apart and found all parts to look clean and in good order EXCEPT I was looking into the bottom of one of the areas below a welch plug!!! The wayward welch plug was now sitting on top of the engine, where it fell when I removed the diaphram. I doubt this to be a common occurance but I goes in my book as another Diablo experience.
User avatar
Barrie2777
 
Posts: 1460
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:17 pm
Location: Arundel Quebec

Re: what the %!**&!!@###!!!

Postby Red Devil 500 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:06 pm

Was that the one i drove because it was running fine at that point?
502 Diablo
444 Hus Ski
1963 Autoboggen
1962 L55 Polaris
1972 Raider 290
1976 Peterbourgh 18'5ft 165
2007 Honda Rubicon 500
User avatar
Red Devil 500
 
Posts: 182
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:25 pm
Location: Finch,Ontario

Re: what the %!**&!!@###!!!

Postby Barrie2777 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:07 pm

I remember you being on a 502, not the 500.
User avatar
Barrie2777
 
Posts: 1460
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:17 pm
Location: Arundel Quebec


Return to Questions & Discussions about Diablos

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron