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lt230 help needed

Postby crazy86 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:40 pm

well i got a 1986 lt230 sport and ive been having some problems with it. first of all i bought it in maryland and i live in kentucky so there is a altitude difference ( dont know if it makes a diff or not). it smokes white smoke. and when you give it gas it sputters and dies. it was bored .30 over before i bought it and only has twelve hours on it since it was bored. what are things i need to check or do to get this thing running right? any help is appreciated.

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Postby roon101 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:18 am

sounds like a choke issue or could just be bad gas maybe a bad fuel filter
could be a number of things but white smoke can indcate bad rings as well
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Postby Kendo » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:25 am

If it's water cooled, you probably have a bad head gasket. White smoke is normally water vapor.
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Postby roon101 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:38 am

i thought of that to but thinking most small bores are air cooled
i figured rings may be a high possabilty

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Postby Kendo » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:42 am

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Postby roon101 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:44 am

yea i half to get kids up for school and collect scrap from 8-12
i know what you mean cool well have a good day hopfully one of us can help cazy
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Postby crazy86 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:27 pm

well the carb was taken apart and cleaned really good. and the tank was taken off and cleaned and fresh gas put in. And it has decent spark. im confused at what it could be.. oh and i put a new fuel filter in to. thanks for the help guys. i just wana get this thing running right.

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Postby crazy86 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:04 pm

oh. wheres a good place to get a manual for this four wheeler?

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Postby Ken » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:33 am

This was the best I could find...

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Item ... 0000179668

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Postby crazy86 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:36 am

thanks. thats the same one i found after i googled some more.

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Postby Kendo » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:11 am

It's in the UK, but it's the real deal.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Suzuki-LT230-LT230S ... .m63.l1177
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Postby Kendo » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:14 am

Not the real deal, but much better than the one Ken found. :roll:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/85-90-Su ... 0315078922
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Postby crazy86 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:51 pm

thanks for the help guys. i really appreciate it.


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