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 Post subject: Flickering and ticking
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:13 am 
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model: 907 I.E.
year: 1992
I just put a battery in my newly acquired 906. When you turn the ignition on the dash lights flicker rapidly and there's a rapid ticking nose from under the tank like a stuck pump or a relay latching and unlatching. Before I dive into it to have a look has anyone seen anything like this before?

I'm thinking it could be a blocked fuel pump/ line causing the pump to draw excessive current, or a sticky relay.

Any thoughts gratefully received.

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IanE


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 Post subject: Re: Flickering and ticking
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:17 am 
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model: 907 I.E.
year: 1992
Further info; ticking seems to be normal activity of pump as it went quieter after a while. Seems like pump drawing a lot of current but there's plenty of fuel getting through. Just talked to PO - he said it needed a lot of electrical power to start it due to high state of tune. I'll try it with a starter pack on. Also might have to see if fuel filter partly blocked.


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 Post subject: Re: Flickering and ticking
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:35 pm 
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Location: Newzealand
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year: 1990
More than likely you have some remedial work to do on the electrical system , they are well known for it , and I got told a similar load of crap when I bought mine , and it turned out that the PO sold it because he got sick of paying people to fix it, the silly part is that its all straight forward repair / modification. The wiring was always crap and age sure didn't help. Don't go thinking you've bought a lemon , probly only needs a few connection repaired and a main relay fitted , no big deal . I met the PO of my Paso at a rally and he was well pissed when he found I had fixed all the reasons he sold it....... he was a sawn off little smartarse came over to gloat about how he got rid and started listing the faults and one by one I was able to demonstrate that they were all fixed, a good day ...... and the silly git had bought a ST2 and couldn't reach the ground properly ..... and I didn't stand there and laugh at him :roll: :lol:

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