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Old 05-09-2016, 10:32 PM   #1
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My little 2 cyl Robbin engine in the 2001 EZ go cart just starts smoking like crazy and looks like it has no rings at all with the smoke screen it puts out. Only happens occasionally but very scary when it does. Engine finally dies but starts again when it cools off and smoking stops. Any ideas what the prob is and simple solutions? Cart located in nowhere Kauai and I'm the fixit guy in the area. Best places to buy rebuilt kits? Maybe just buy a rebuilt engine? Need help a sap as this is our Beach cart and I'm too old to haul all that stuff to the beach every day for grandkids.
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Old 05-09-2016, 11:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: EZ Go oil Burner

Is your cart lifted? If so, your dipstick is no longer accurate.

Drain the oil, and put in exactly 1.5 quarts.
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:54 AM   #3
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Thx. I'll give that a try first thing tomorrow when I change the oil from 10/40 synthetic to 20/50 high mileage. 1.5 Qts of it. Yes the cart is lifted.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:05 AM   #4
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I thought you said it's 2 cycle? But you change oil in it?
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:26 AM   #5
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2 cyl is cylinder. Being a 2001 is also a dead giveaway that it's a 4 stroke.
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:54 AM   #6
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Yes it is a 2 cylinder Robins 4 stroke.
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:22 AM   #7
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Default Re: EZ Go oil Burner

I would also guess too much oil.. I normally go just shy of 1.5 but that's just me. Be gentle with the 10mm bolts. If you strip them it would be bad. It may have fouled the plugs as well or at least harmed them. Could be NGK2ES or 4ES or 5ES depending on what it was built with..
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Old 05-10-2016, 12:42 PM   #8
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Bad news! I changed the oil & it had 1.5 Qts in it so I replaced it with 1.5 Qts of 20/50 oil and cleaned the oil that had jumped up into the air filter case so it was all clean & dry. Then fired it up a took for a spin. Runs fine but is an oil burner and needs a ring job. 1480 hrs on the old engine so it has wear. Can I buy a short block somewhere? Best place to look? Maybe a long block ready to go? Any idea what an engine might weigh?
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:05 PM   #9
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Default Re: EZ Go oil Burner

could it possibly be residual oil that is burning off? or do you think it is pushing oil into the cylinders? could it just be valve seals? did the muffler get filled up somehow? It doesn't take anything to hone and re ring. these are great little engines. I hate to see someone throw one away and short block it. that takes the availability out of the market. unless they have a core on them.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:44 PM   #10
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Great questions. I find that the carb side of the air cleaner is full of oil and that is what causes the big smoke screen. Don't know how that happens? It should not ever happen? I hate to rebuild the entire engine if it's just a small thing.
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