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Water damage, air filter, carburateur, magneto and pont.

Water damage, air filter, carburateur, magneto and pont.

 

Energic motoculteurs when left outside for extreme lengths of time water will enter various parts of the motoculteur. This causes damage to different degrees depending upon the penetration of water.

Initially water enters through the air filter, causing the surrounding metal element to initially corrode and then disintegrate. The water pools in the filter. See below a extreme example:

 

Energic motoculteur Air filter water damage www.energic.info

Air filter water damage on the motoculteur

 

Energic motoculteur Air filter water damage www.energic.info

Air filter water damage dismantled showing ruined air filter

 

Energic motoculteur Air filter base water damage www.energic.info

Air filter water damage dismantled showing ruined base attached to the carburetor

 

This outer element can be replaced, and the inner metal filter possibly saved – No I do not think so!

Very difficult to undo the carburetor from the air filter as it is normally a tight fit but with rust virtually impossible.

Energic motoculteur Air filter water damage www.energic.info

Air filter water damage dismantled showing ruined base attached to the carburetor

 

Energic motoculteur Air filter water damage www.energic.info

Air filter water damage dismantled showing ruined base attached to the carburetor very difficult to dismantle in one piece!

The water damage can extend into the carburetor air inlet and cause the following corrosive problems:

Energic motoculteur Carburator water damage www.energic.info

Water damage extended to the carburetor air inlet

 

Energic motoculteur Carburator water damage www.energic.info

Water damage extended to the carburetor air inlet seen dismantled and the amount of corrosion

 

This rust can be clean up and out, But it will leave corrosive pitting on the effected surface!

Energic motoculteur Carburator water damage www.energic.info

Water damage extended to the carburetor now ready to clean

 

Energic motoculteur Carburator water damage www.energic.info

There you go!

 

Yes it can get worse, if water/moisture transfers to the inlet valve/air intake this causes another set of problems.

Energic motoculteur moteur fuel/air inlet form carburetor water damage www.energic.info

moteur fuel/air mixture inlet form carburetor water damage

 

In fact if the inlet valve is fully open then you will get moisture into the combustion chamber which will intern transfer to the valve stems and springs and so on.

 

Look inside the pont/transfer box. Invariably there will be a mixture of oil and water resulting in a sludge. And in extreme cases just water, with no visible sign of oil. You must evacuate the water/sludge and clean. Then dry outside on a suitable hot day before replacing with oil in this gear box.

Energic motoculteur Pont inspection hole water damage www.energic.info

Pont inspection hole water damage

 

Energic motoculteur Wheel gear water damage www.energic.info

Wheel gear water damage, not severe protected by the inspection hatch

 

Energic motoculteur Oil from the pont water damage www.energic.info

Oil from the pont water damage

 

Here is some sludge I had the misfortune in discovering in a Energic motoculteur C7 B4L, stood for 36 years in the same place – outside.

 

Another weak spot is the magneto inspection front cup. As you can see from the rust tide mark water got into that level!

 

Energic motoculteur Magneto water damage www.energic.info

Magneto outer lid water damage

 

Energic motoculteur Magneto water damage www.energic.info

Magneto water damage

 

Here it is better to dismantle the magneto, clean and replace the contacts. Re-assemble to be sure of effective long term results.the

 

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