Why did my Velocity scooter blow all the oil out?

by James
(Cleveland, NC, USA)

I just bought a used 2008 150cc Velocity scooter; I left work and went 3 miles and noticed I was losing speed. I got off and the hose above the spark plug had blown off and all my oil had leaked.


The hose goes from the engine to the air filter. Well, the engine stopped and was really hot. It hasn't started since and when I try to crank it... it will blow air from that hose.

I changed the oil and it still won't crank. I hope I didn't mess it up badly... can you help me out? Thanks.

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Dec 05, 2010
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by: Jim Zeiser

I took that hose off mine once as an experiment and nothing happened like that.

"The hose goes from the engine to the air filter. Well, the engine stopped and was really hot. It hasn't started since and when I try to crank it... it will blow air from that hose.

I changed the oil and it still won't crank. I hope I didn't mess it up badly..."

First you said you tried to crank it and air came out the breather hose-normal.

Now you say it won't crank. Do you mean it won't start or won't turn over?

Will it turn over if you kick start it? Three miles isn't that far and you shouldn't have blown it up in that distance. How much oil did it have to start with. Had you checked it before the incident? If it was low on oil it might have overheated, sent oil fumes out the hose and seized. If it turns over you need to do a compression check to see if the rings are fried, kick it without the plug in it to see if it turns over freely or spin the fan nut with a socket on the right side also. If an engine has spark, compression and fuel it should start.

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