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Sat for 3 years won't start
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  This topic is about my 1979 Vespa P 200 E
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ConfusedBiker Christopher Drake
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
Hey everyone. Last post was too long. 79 vespa P200e sat for about 3 years. Have replaced everything electrical, removed, cleaned, & rebuilt carb, & it has compression (I think). not sure how much it needs. Can't get it to start (not even a pop). Totally lost. can you help me, please. I am pulling my hair out.

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OlympiaScooterCompany Silver Member Matthew Gatlin
Olympia, WA, USA   USA
I would bet money it is probably your motor's seals that have gone bad from sitting over time. The good news is the seal kit is relatively inexpensive. But if you drop the motor, replace the seals, gaskets, cross, oil conveyor rib, bearings, and inspect your gears for wear.



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jpv74 Jim Velardi
CHANTILLY, VA, USA   USA
Hey Matt........seeing this post......mine has sat for 10 years and I am now just starting the process .....are motor seals pretty much a guarantee to be bad or should I try what the original poster has done first.....then motor seal scenario if it wont start?

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OlympiaScooterCompany Silver Member Matthew Gatlin
Olympia, WA, USA   USA
Hello Christopher,
9 out of 10 times it will be the seals which means dropping the motor and splitting it open. We specialize in the P200e motors and have everything in stock for them. If you need us to rebuild it, labor is $600 plus parts but a well worth investment in my book. Or if you decide to rebuild it, we can help walk you through it. smiling smiley

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