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Dowin
Dowin

Motorcycle, 94 Yamaha Virago 750 two cylinder. As I'm driving down the highway I pull the spark plug wire off of the front cylinder and nothing changes in performance. But when I pull the spark plug off of the rear cylinder, the engine dies.

Air, Spark, Carbs (fuel), valve adjustments, are all good. The front cylinder has compression of 90, rear has compression of 120.

Exhaust patch work from previous owner (made with kevilar) failed/burnt out 1 month ago leaving a hole in the header. Last oil change I saw the oil viscosity was like water, and the color was charcoal.

After patching the exhaust, the non-firing (front) cylinder, it's is now blowing black smoke, but only when the throttle is open all the way. There is still no improvement in performance.

It still drives as if the 90 compression cylinder is NOT firing at all, aka the bike still has the same power as if only one of the two cylinders is firing.

Again, air, spark, (and carbs) valve adjustments, are good. compression is decent (90 on front - 120 on rear)

Oh yah, and the brand new spark plug on the front cylinder (that aint working) is blobbed with oily deposits after 5 minutes of running.

I think that the header hole caused the exhause to fill into the front cylinder.
Any ideas?

Judysauto
Judysauto

Scotty I have a 1994 toyota camry v6 xle 3.0L. I am having difficulty finding complete quick ready struts for the FRONT. Can find for the 2.2L not 3.0L. Only ones I can find so far are "unity" and "duralo". Monroe, kyb, gabriel, moog do not have. They have for the rear but not FRONT. Since this will be a DIY job I want to stick with ready mount struts, easier and safer. I want to put quick struts on that are not a piece of junk. Any suggestions?????

Gint
Gint

Do fuel catalysts, such as the Fitch Fuel Catalyst, work? They state they can provide better fuel mileage and performance, I am sceptical. If I were to put one on my 2013 Nissan Titan what do you think would happen?

Edi Aces
Edi Aces

Hi Scotty, 

I have an '07 Lexus IS250 with 170k miles as my daily driver. I recently replace the whole timing set and water pump. I plan to keep it long term, what else would you suggest checking in in order to keep it running on the long run?

bandre
bandre

Hey Scotty. What do you think of a 2008 Hyundai Tucson 2.0L manual transmission?