Typhoon Megi from Taiwan hits Vietnam – Things to look after on your motorbike after flooding
At 1:00 am on Monday, Megi was located about 780 kilometers southeast of Taiwan, with maximum sustained winds at 150-165 kph, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCMHF). The tempest is forecast to close in on Taiwan at 20-25 kph, and it is slated to be 280 kilometers southeast of the island at 1:00 am on Tuesday, with intensified maximum sustained winds as high as 185 kph.
HOW TO FIX YOUR MOTORBIKE AFTER BEING FLOODED
DON’T start the engine if there’s a sign water entered the engine.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO START THE ENGINE.
- Remove the exhaust muffler and wash it with kerosene or gasoline, and let it dry before installing.
- Remove the spark plug then tilt the motorcycle to drain any water or mud.
- Take out all the engine oil.
- Put approximately 30 ml of gasoline into the spark plug hole.
- Clean the carburator with air pressure
- Apply compressed air and tilt the motorcycle again to drain any water. Repeat this a few times until your sure of its dryness
- Check the fuel line. Clean or replace the fuel strainer and overhaul the carburetor, clean it properly.
- Clean spark plug and test it
- Fill the crankcase with the recommended mixture of 50% engine oil and 50% Kerosene.
- Start the engine and let it run without touching the throttle for 5 -10 mins.
- Stop the engine and drain the mixture of kerosene and engine oil then properly dispose the mixture.
- Re-fill the engine oil according to the recommended volume.
- Start the engine, let it run for about 10 mins, and drain the oil. Repeat this process a few times, until you stop seeing water on the oil
- Clean the battery and its terminals
- Clean all electric parts and spray some oil to it
- Replace air filter and clean the box very well
- Clean and dry all light, spray some oil and then test them
- Clean all the switches and apply oil cleaner.
- Start the engine and check operations.
If your not 100% sure of the process still, just take it by truck or pushing the motorbike itself to the nearest mechanic without trying to turn it on.