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Old 10-15-2008, 03:16 AM   #1
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Default Werks B3 Pro part 2/found problem

well I received my ODO 30% and put an R5 cold plug in and went out to tune, Took me a while to get it running and getting it to tune was a problem. Then after getting it around the track a couple of times I noticed there was wet dirt colected around the flywheel, pulled it apart and the front bearing is leaking alot and this is a new motor! It also seemed that there was more play in the shaft front to back than I would normaly have.
Would this have been the issue causeing blown plugs/ tuning problems?
Have others had problems with the werks B3 haveing bad bearings from factory?
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:54 AM   #2
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werks engines are well known for having bad bearings.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:04 AM   #3
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it could deff be your tunning problem as its a air leak and those always mess tunes up
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I have also seen people with brand new engines that would run them so rich the front bearing would leak some until they put a race tune on it. Most of them were using a high oil percentage fuel also though.
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yes... if you run the engine too rich it will leak oil thru the front bearing and the carb shaft as well..
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Definitely run a hotter plug in that motor! That should fix your problem right away! Also if continues to happen feel free to call up Ron and he will fix the problem ASAP!
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:11 PM   #7
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The B3 I have has been nothing but trouble from day 1. It's the new 08 with ceramics and the composit carb.The motor runs great for about 3 min then goes so hot it wont run. I know every one will say it is to lean but this is not the problem. Just about every one at the track has tried to get the motor to run it just wont run. I sealed the motor and it still wont run. I just sent the motor to Werks they have been great trying to figure it out. let's see how it runs when I get it back.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:42 PM   #8
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Put another carb on it. I took the advise of others on here and it ended my problems. They are junk dude.
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it seems werks are pretty tough to get a tune on from what i can see
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Dang I guess ive been lucky. Ive never had I single problem out of any of my werks b3's
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:24 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the help, I would like to fix this my self, can anyone recomend a 2 needle carb, I have only used stock, I have seen in other places that the werks carb is not a strong point. I have an MC-59 plug I could run with my 30%, weather is hot and mostly dry heat. I will order a TKO frt bearing to replace the stock.
It takes a long time to get parts over here so I want to get this write so I can make an order, thanks for the help keep it comeing!
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try a novarossi carb
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I put a OS Vspec carb on my B3, and it runs great. I noticed that these B3 motor like it hot. Mine runs about 275 and has never run better. 225-250, it just wasnt happy.
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