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Lowerview

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« on: March 07, 2010, 11:05:59 PM »
my 79 odyssey won't start. Got a new spark plug, cleaned the carb. and fuel pump. Tried spraying starting fluid into intake and nothing. Then put gas/oil into spark plug hole and still nothing. Ohh yeah and it's a new condenser. All replies are helpful. Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 05:12:39 AM »
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my 79 odyssey won't start. Got a new spark plug, cleaned the carb. and fuel pump. Tried spraying starting fluid into intake and nothing. Then put gas/oil into spark plug hole and still nothing. Ohh yeah and it's a new condenser. All replies are helpful. Thanks


Checked compression and the flywheel key to make sure it isn't sheared?

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 07:36:12 AM »
hi first thing do you have nice blue fire did you check back contact breaker point gap clearence..!! or diming stator plate .! even with low compression it would still sputter wanting to start..!! source: http://www.spinreel.com/8-8.jpg

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 08:29:14 AM »
Spark plug looks more yellow than blue fire. What could be causing a weak spark? Thanks

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2010, 08:44:31 AM »
The oddy was running fine all day then all of a sudden died and haven't been able to start it since, if that helps any. Thanks again

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010, 09:24:02 AM »
hi contact breaker point gap clearance or half burned you will have to sheck your point to see if there is a little pin hole in the middle if sow you need a contact braker point if not sand with sand paper size 320 grid a bit in the middle of the point and ( re point gap minimum 0.012-0.016 max ) ..!! or your timing plate is off a bit could be bad ground to did you sand the metal to metal part of your coil or even spark plug (black cap only check with tester oms should read at K 200 5.0 check the black wire for rust were you have grounded sorry for my english i am canadian french he he

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 10:26:26 AM »
Thanks 1982fl250, another thing somebody told me it could be My stator as well, could this be true? If so how do I test it b4 I go and take it all apart?

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2010, 10:44:55 AM »
hi contact breaker point gap clearance or half burned you will have to sheck your point to see if there is a little pin hole in the middle if sow you need a contact braker point if not sand with sand paper size 320 grid a bit in the middle of the point and ( re point gap minimum 0.012-0.016 max )  most of the time if it was stator there would be no fire at all or very little..!  here click that will help you for all --> http://www.atlanticpaints.com/Manuals/PDF%20Files/ODYSSEY%20FL250.pdf

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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2010, 03:54:38 PM »
first of all even if you are trying to get it running i wouldnt spray starting fluid in it and does it have nice blue spark and if so check the compression and make sure it isnt in need of a rebuild

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2010, 05:13:32 PM »
OK got a compression tester, but how do i do it right for the oddy. For some reason i keep getting 0 compression. I disconnected the spark plug inserted gauge, opened the choke and throttle and gave it 6 good pulls, but nothing. Am i doing this right? HELPPPPPP

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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2010, 05:24:23 PM »
compression tester is broken seal or  everything you need to see and know go there it is all the mecanical manual page 8.16 --> http://www.atlanticpaints.com/Manuals/PDF%20Files/ODYSSEY%20FL250.pdf

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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2010, 05:44:53 PM »
how do I take off the rotor?

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2010, 05:48:10 PM »
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how do I take off the rotor?
 go see manuel page8.8 and  8.10  up there ^^^  click the blue for other view -> http://www.spinreel.com/8-8.jpg

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2010, 05:59:35 PM »
Where can I get those special tools at to remove the rotor?

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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2010, 06:17:10 PM »
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Where can I get those special tools at to remove the rotor?
at the HONDA dealer or find your self a repair chop around your town :shock: