Morning everyone, looks like the heat is over most of the country. We haven't seen anything as cool as the 90's in over a week. Next 2 or 3 days expected to be over 102, then we will get that cold front moving down from the North.
Well, I don't get out to the shop much, during the heat of the day. So my working hours are cut wayyyy back, I like the morning hours best. 6am to 10am. If I need to, I can get out there from 8pm to 10 or 11pm, but the skeeters all but carry me away. I can't wait to see temps in the 90s again....
This week's project is a 2005 Chinese made UTV, a Farm Pro Raider. Don't let the name fool you, just a label stuck on by the Importer. It is 100% chinese made, not a standard part on it that I could replace. Every part has a part#, but its all written in Chinese, and I failed Chinese 101 in school. No data plate whatsoever.
The ignition works, sometimes. The choke never worked after the first year. All the rubber parts (hoses, grommets, cable covers, are dry-rotting off.
But the owner saved a cool couple grand from buying a well-made John Deere!
I asked him, "Do you think it was worth it now?"
I think the ignition issues lie in the ignition swicth. Sometimes it starts up on a dime, with one or two seconds of cranking, sometimes it will crank for days, and never get a spark. I'll be tearing that apart today. Might just put a couple toggle switches in the dash, to replace it.
The choke cable was completely corroded thru. I had to cut it off the dash. There was a short section near the engine that was still good, so I rerouted that short piece out into the cab, and just put a ring on the end of the cable. Now you choke the engine by pulling on the ring, while cranking the engine.
I'll get pics today....