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Most paramotors share a common design. If you cannot find the info you need below, check the specific sections of your particular engine.
Belt adjustment – How to adjust the redrive belt on any engine
Breaking in a new engine – a new engine generates more friction than usual. It MUST be broken in carefully so it will last.
Carburetor Dimensions – by Gerry Farell – This information compares the dimensions of the various Walbro carburetors and is helpful if you are considering upgrading from the WG-8 to another Walbro model.
Compression check – One of the best ways to quickly check the overall health of an engine.
Crankcase pressure test – The only way to be sure the main seals and various gaskets are not leaking.
Cruise control – Not a good idea and here is why (page down to the end).
Cylinder head temperature gauge – Not having a CHT is like driving a car without any gauges or warning lights. Most of the time you don't need them....
De-carbonizing a two stroke engine – Alex Varv shows how to do it without removing the cylinder
Fuel & 2 Stroke oil specifications – Pilots must use the correct gasoline and oil for long engine life
Fuel filter – Unfortunately, the fuel filters that auto stores stock are not very good quality. Here is some helpful advice.
Fuel mixed? – Is there oil in the gasoline?
Fuel system leaks – A rare but annoying problem
Fuel system test – A quick and easy way to tell if the system is functioning properly.
Fuel tank leaks – How to fix factory defects.
Harness adjustment – This is for the Miniplane Top 80 but works for most other harnesses.
Harness strap repair – Thin, tall pilots routinely experience buckle breakage on some harness models. Here is an easy fix for the problem.
Mounts, engine – Mounts must be checked often. If you replace them with the Viking mounts, do not make the mistake this pilot made.
Overheating – This will destroy an engine. What causes it? How is it prevented?
Performance issues – Does your engine run poorly, if at all? This page can help.
Piston ring – How to tell if the ring needs replacement
Priming a paramotor – see "Starting a paramotor" below
Propeller hub removal & installation – how to get it off and on
Propeller Info – General information including how to correctly attach and repair it.
Rebuilding 2-cycle Engines – When is it time? This helpful article from Utah Motor Trails can help you decide and gives the basics on how to do it.
Reed valves – Info on how to check them and replace them, if necessary
Sidestick mount protection – The sidebars and sidestick mounts will grind away on each other. Here is a fix.
Smoke systems – Pilots must be extremely cautious when installing smoke systems on any 2 cycle engine with a tuned exhaust and here is why.
Spark plug info – Meaning of the NGK part number
Speed system pulleys - pilots are plagued with the poor quality, high friction Viadana pulleys from Miniplane. Here is an alternative: the Harken
Starting a paramotor – with this technique, your engine will start with the first pull every time.
Tachometer – Is your engine due for routine maintenance? Has power output changed? You won't know without a tachometer/hour meter.
Threadlock – An important item in a pilot's toolbox
Throttle cable – Cleaning, modifications, and cruise control info. For kill switch issues, see "kill switch problems" above.
Tools – Paramotor essential tool kitTorque Values – This is the Top 80 specification page which has a thorough torque section. Hit "page down" twice to see it.
Tune-up – Here is how to tune up the Walbro carburetor
Walbro WG-8 carburetor – This info can also be helpful for other models that have a fixed main jet.
Walbro WB-37 carburetor – This info can also be helpful for other models that have an adjustable main jet.