Hey guys, working on a restoration project for an old kart I was gifted. Originally the carbs were old and stuck so I replaced that, but now the engine spins up and then dies pretty quickly as if the clutch is stuck and the engine can’t turn. I haven’t pulled the clutch apart yet to take a look but does anyone have advice for this situation? This is a video of what I am talking about.
Didn’t get a chance to look at it yesterday as I got home from work really late. The kart does roll freely without the engine running. It does roll when it first starts up though. I had to pin the brake when starting it to make sure it didn’t take off, which is why I know the clutch definitely has some issues as well. I mostly work on motorcycles and this is my first time working on a kart.
Yes, from the video it looked like the clutch was grabbing at start-up of the engine. Again, clutch bushing/bearing issue. Take the clutch off and evaluate. Also with the clutch off you can get an idea of how the engine is running under a no load condition.