lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Gas Yamaha
Gas Yamaha Gas Yamaha Golf Cars; G1 through "The Drive" and U-Max Utility Vehicles



Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-04-2020, 04:02 PM   #1
Donzi98
Not Yet Wild
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Lake of the Ozarks
Posts: 5
Default G-22 Rejuvenation

Hi All,

I am new to the boards and need your expert help and advice. I have a 2003 G-22 gas cart. Owned it for 10 years or so. It smells like burning oil when following it but no smoke. The steering has lots of play in it. Can I replace just the engine rings and expect to get rid of the smell? What suspension parts should I start replacing? Would recommend other parts like drive belt replacement? The cart runs pretty good but seems to be getting tired.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Dave.
Donzi98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Old 02-04-2020, 04:40 PM   #2
cgtech
Over This Interview Is...
 
cgtech's Avatar
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: AZ
Posts: 17,434
Default Re: G-22 Rejuvenation

Check spindles for slop, check tie rods & steering rack too.

As far as "can I just do rings", that all depends on how good the cylinder bore is. If its worn out of spec, it'll have to be bored out & larger piston & rings installed. These questions will require motor disassembly to answer. Avoid the cheap china parts, call don plowman for real yamaha parts www.plowmanscarts.com
cgtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2020, 04:56 PM   #3
meimk
Gone Wild
 
meimk's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 2,019
Default Re: G-22 Rejuvenation

Before you do a tear down for rings, try valve stem seals. Originally Yamaha only puts one on the intake, but I do both just because I'm in there. Cheap & simple - don't have to pull the engine to do it, just open the valve cover. I've come across several Yamahas that it was the cure for minor oil use.
meimk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2020, 05:17 PM   #4
Dave in VA
maintaining a low profile
 
Dave in VA's Avatar
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SW Virginia USA
Posts: 5,900
Default Re: G-22 Rejuvenation

https://www.plowmanscarts.com/carts....1517586682&v=2

Re-manufactured steering rack
Dave in VA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2020, 08:26 PM   #5
Donzi98
Not Yet Wild
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Lake of the Ozarks
Posts: 5
Default Re: G-22 Rejuvenation

Thank you all for the advice. I cannot wait to get started.

Dave
Donzi98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2020, 01:56 PM   #6
smallblock450sl
Sometime's............
 
smallblock450sl's Avatar
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tacoma Washington
Posts: 11,618
Default Re: G-22 Rejuvenation

Do you have oil in the air box? Sometimes the float "sticks" and the crankcase fills with gas, over filled crankcase will put oil/gas into the air box and muffler making a bad smell.
smallblock450sl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2020, 09:32 AM   #7
Donzi98
Not Yet Wild
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Lake of the Ozarks
Posts: 5
Default Re: G-22 Rejuvenation

I will check that this weekend. Darned wx in Missouri has slowed my cart project.

Thanks!
Donzi98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2020, 04:38 PM   #8
Donzi98
Not Yet Wild
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Lake of the Ozarks
Posts: 5
Default Re: G-22 Rejuvenation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave in VA View Post
Hi Dave, how do I tell if my steering rack needs replaced? I have the front suspension exposed now. It looks like the last u-joint on the steering moves a quarter rotation before the rack starts to engage. This seems pretty loose to me.

I just checked the steering while on jack stands. The play might be in the suspension components. I am hoping some bushings. Checking the manual now.

Once again, Thanks for the help.

Dave
Donzi98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2020, 04:55 PM   #9
Dave in VA
maintaining a low profile
 
Dave in VA's Avatar
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SW Virginia USA
Posts: 5,900
Default Re: G-22 Rejuvenation

Yeah, that sounds loose to me. Give Don Plowman a call. He'll fix you up.
Dave in VA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2020, 06:45 PM   #10
CP241
Eats dirt.
 
CP241's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,949
Default Re: G-22 Rejuvenation

"seems to be getting tired" is a pretty loosely defined term. You really should quantify that with a compression test before assuming anything is wrong. a worn belt or clutch can cause it to "feel tired" and bad gas, exhaust, etc. can cause it to smell. Obviously the smell of burning oil is unmistakeable, however unless you're familiar with rebuilding engines many people don't really know what it smells like. Exhaust can stink on its own for many reasons...
CP241 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
engine, suspension
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Gas Yamaha


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Battery Rejuvenation - pulse radiant energy battery desulfation Electric Club Car


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:46 AM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This Website and forum is the property of Buggiesgonewild.com. No material may be taken or duplicated in part or full without prior written consent of the owners of buggiesgonewild.com. 2006-2017 Buggiesgonewild.com. All rights reserved.