I spent an interesting but not very fruitful morning trying to kick some life into my newly acquired 1.5 Hp Petter M:
Crank, crank - - - No Spark :(
Clean magneto points,
Crank, crank - - - No spark :(
Strip magneto - - - secondary open circuit :(
Swap magneto for known good item.
Crank, crank - - - No Fuel :(
Q. The books I have indicate that the bigger 'M''s have a cone type fuel collector, mine doesn't. Is this normal for the 1.5 HP? The atomiser on mine is just a block with a few holes in it.
Clean / rebuild mixer.
Crank, crank - - - Nothing :(
Crank, crank - - - Compression seems a bit feeble. :( :( :(
Whip head off.
Bore looks OK, not oversize, no wear ridge, not much piston movement. New Rings required?
Crank, crank - - - fuel getting in now :)
Crank, crank - - - Nothing except a blister on thumb (the one that's kept out of the way when cranking - b*****ks) :(
Swift application of easy start - - - Nothing but smoke from exhaust :(
Check air valve clearances (desperation setting in) - - - OK but reset to1/8".
Crank, crank - - - b****r all!!!! :(
Chucked a couple of squirts of oil down the plughole to gain some compression (and some more easy-start).
Crank, crank - - - more smoke from exhaust, otherwise b****r all :(
Fed up - - - Get coffee and go and do something else! :)
Is there something missing from my atomiser assembly?
To ask the question for the thousandth time, who is the best bet to supply piston rings?
Any other ideas?
Best regards but a slightly dejected,