Tuesday, November 24, 2015

First snow, first ride!

We were fortunate here in mid-michigan to get about 8 inches of snow on Saturday.  I was even more fortunate to take the ZR out for a ride!  It ran great, from low speed to almost full throttle. No engine issues at all. There is a noticeable squeak from the track so I need to check that out, but if that's all that's wrong I'll take it!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Finally, it's running!

Before I get to it running, I will summarize how I cleaned the injectors.  
1.  I set them in a prescription pill bottle filled with injector cleaner.  I put tape around the top so the screens were just below the fluid.
2. Took a 12 volt motorcycle battery, clipped alligator clips to the injector, and briefly cycled each  injector 5 or 6 times
3.  Blew them off. 

The screens were now clean so I assumed the rest was.  

Put the injectors back in the sled, dumped in fresh fuel, primed the pump, then crossed my fingers!

It started after about 10 pulls, then quit.  I pulled it another 4 times, then it started and kept running! YES!.  I shut it off after a minute, waited about 5 minutes, then tried again.  It started on the first pull, and I did the same thing 6 times in a row, starting first pull each time!

So, now, besides waiting for snow, I need to double check all my connections, put the hood back on, double-check all the fluid levels, and give it a test run when I can!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Major progress

A lot has happened since the rusty bolt. The motor is in. All coolant, oil and fuel lines installed. Well, everything is in but the hood.   Primed the fuel pump, but the darn thing wouldn't fire up. I poured a little fuel in each cylinder, and it started on yhe first pull. So, I have a fuel issue.  I pulled the supply line from the fuel rail and was able to confirm that there was fuel there. I pulled the injectors, and could see there was not any fuel passing through them. So obviously the injectors were glogged. Next post will be on cleaning the injectors.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Happy New Year!

2015 and still working on this. Gave up and cut the nut off, then picked up a new one at the hardware store.  Temp has been around 0, so I'm waiting for Temps in the double digits before working on this again.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Rusty Bolt

Still dealing with trying to break the nut free!  I think I'll get a portable torch and apply some heat. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Exhaust manifold bolt/nut

Finished with the electrical, other than the TSS switch, I'm leaving that disconnected for now.  Next step is to bolt up the exhaust.  But one of the manifold nuts is rusted to the stud,  so I removed the stud and will let it soak in oil for a few days to see if it will loosen up. I'll give the clutch a try next.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Priority project-pellet furnace

I'm tired of the high propane prices do I'm installing a pellet furnace. Back in a few days.