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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-28-2007, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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What causes backfiring? My 76 Olympique 300 was running great but yesterday after about 30 min. of riding the engine started to backfire under accelleration - it wasn't as bad up on a stand though but it will still backfire and bog. I replaced the plugs and put a new primer line on it and it is also getting gas. Does a mixture that is too lean cause backfiring? A bad coil? Thanks

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-28-2007, 11:33 AM
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Could be a few things!

A bad coil will do it.

First thing though I would check all wires for breaks, or shorting out. Be sure to check the kill switch, or unplug it and then try the engine again.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-26-2007, 12:00 PM
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Running lean will do it too. Check your jets to make sure they're clean. Also check the gaskets around the intake of the engine for an air leak.


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-29-2007, 10:59 AM
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probably cdi. had the same problem on my 1980 jag 2000

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-03-2007, 09:14 AM
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Try Running the sled after its warmed up and then hit the kill switch then pull the pulls see how they look are they wet or is one to white also see if puld wrires are arcing.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 11:31 PM
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I woud check the compression. My two cents. not
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