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My scooter won't start:(

Italjet torpedo, 2001, 50cc.

i went to get gas, and put in just under a gallon. the automatic stopper on the gas pump made the flow of gas stop almost immediately, but I topped it off a couple of times until I put in just under a gallon. I started the bike, road into the street, and waited at a red light. while at the light, the engine shut off and would not restart. it turns over, but doesn't ignite.

i was told to wait 15 minuted and then try after a flooded tank could evaporate. nothing. i took out the spark plug and celaned it off and put it back. nothing. what should i do?

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Hi I am Vortash sounds like you may have got some contaminated fuel .. ( water in fuel ) empty your tank of old fuel completely .. take your spark plug out and kick start the bike repeatedly to clear the fuel out of the system if you have a carb bowl drain screw open it and drain the old fuel out leave the spark plug out and let it stand for half hour or direct a hairdryer down the plug to evaporate any excess fuel that may be in the crankcase sump . Refill with fresh fuel and try again with a new spark plug . hopefully that should cure your problem .. regards Vortash

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Have you checked the crankshaft seals? These can fail anytime and give the symptoms you describe here. Torpedo's are known to do this without warning. Try a compression test.

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