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Will It Run?

Old 03-07-2004, 09:52 PM
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Will the motor run with a blown rotor?? The 89 TII I recently purchased supposedly has a blown rotor(well that is what the previous owner told me), and I just wanted to know if it will run?? If so, is it bad for the motor to only run on one, or is it bad to try to start it at all?...



Any feedback would be helpful....thanks guys...
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Old 03-08-2004, 08:11 AM
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Hmmmm......Anything at all???
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Old 03-08-2004, 10:40 AM
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try to start it, its possible they were wrong and its not the motor. little unlikely but hey its happened to me
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That would be cool....but i just want to make sure Im not hurting anything by trying to start it, just in case it does have a blown rotor.



What if she does fire up, then how do I know if it has a blown rotor?
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sure fire way is to take out the spark plugs and crank it with your thumb over the plug holes. You can even do this by turning the engine by hand, just grab a belt and start pulling.



I wouldn't run it for too long, although it can be done.
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Old 03-08-2004, 12:26 PM
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sure fire way is to take out the spark plugs and crank it with your thumb over the plug holes. You can even do this by turning the engine by hand, just grab a belt and start pulling.




So what exactly am I looking for when I do this? Pressure?
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three even swooshes meaning you have compression on all three rotor faces.
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Old 03-08-2004, 12:38 PM
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can't it run on one rotor?
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it CAN run...but it runs like crap and you can tell almost as soon as you start her up by the exhaust sound it sounds like ****.
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Old 03-08-2004, 02:54 PM
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Thanks for the info fellas....



Ill see what I can come up with...



Ill keep ya posted...



In the meantime, if anyone wants to put their .02 in, feel free!!1





THANKS
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