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Old 06-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default 98 G-16 sudden loss of torque

I have a g16 with a jakes life and plowmans power kit. It's run perfect for years and a couple weeks ago, it just all of a sudden lost some torque or high end power.

It doesn't accelerate as fast and when you think it should keep accelerating it tops out. All my cables and govener are adjusted the same and I tightened up the throttle cable to no avail.

I don't know if I need a new piston and rings, valves ajusted or what. I don't know how to test the compression.

Any suggestions?
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: 98 G-16 sudden loss of torque

May be a worn belt or weak clutch.

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:39 AM   #3
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new belt new clutch
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: 98 G-16 sudden loss of torque

Does the motor reach high revs? Start with basic maint.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:45 AM   #5
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No, no high revs. That would have led me to a slipping belt or clutch.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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Default Re: 98 G-16 sudden loss of torque

Rap, take the spark plug to a parts store and rent a compresion gauge and the will get you one to fit your plug and show you how to use it or do a google search.
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