New beat owner
What condition is your distributor in? I had a lot of weird problems with my beat when the ecu lead on the dizzy was corroded and damaged... just a thought.
Hello and welcome btw.
Definitely! There's no power till you're past 4.5k anyway. Someone on the main beat forums has the rev-limiter at 10k albeit with uprated valve springs. (I'm tempted to go down that route myself although you'd want a new camshaft to do it properly and then you'd lose some low-down drivability.)
All that said, you have to wonder why all the piston rings seem to be going.
Welcome to the club Paul!
I've just spent lunchtime with the Beat and the work Mechanic. It's running a bit rich and that seems to be because of a weak/erratic spark. I'll pull the ECU and give it a new set of Electrolytics (preventative action if nothing else), but it might be a coil or distributor problem.
If anyone has spares I could borrow for diagnosis, I'd be very grateful.
Still not able to post on the Beat Forum
mine was spluttering slightly on tickover, new dizzy cap sorted it, the old one s centre pin was worse for wear. forget the one on ebay, cheaper from the dealer , just remember to take your chassis no. in so they can access the system
If you're fairly local to me (Bristol or Shropshire some weekends) then I could bring round my Beat and we could try swapping bits
Not really close enough to Luton
Pulled the ECU last night, but no visible signs of distress to the caps.
I've had the distributor cap off before, all looks goo there too.
I think I'll have to drag the Osciloscope out and start looking at the signals. If anyone has an old wiring loom available, then I could make up some tap in connectors.