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Posted February 23, 2014 - 06:35 PM

Well, it runs.  The carb is leaking but that is a later problem.  I have a carb kit (and a spare carb), it is just a matter of time.  I ran it for about 20 minutes at various speeds & then changed the oil (Mobil synthetic 10W30).  It was barely warm, but then it was about 32*F outside.  The oil contained lots of fine metal flakes/powder, just as was predicted.  Good to have the old girl running again.  

 

While watching the video, I noticed that there was originally a "Waterloo 40" decal on both sides of the gas tank.  I wonder what they looked like.  Anyone have a photo?

 


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 06:37 PM

Sounds good

Not so sure I'd be using synthetic oil in these older engines though......


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 06:48 PM

I thought the synthetic might be better for the break in period.  If you think it will do damage, it I'll replace it.


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 06:53 PM

I thought the synthetic might be better for the break in period.  If you think it will do damage, it I'll replace it.

 

I've heard from many people including dealers that synthetic should not be used in these older engines.


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 06:54 PM

Sounds good

Not so sure I'd be using synthetic oil in these older engines though......

Sounds good.

SAE 30 non synthetic non detergent oil but these old winnies can tolerate different a lot, changing it out anyways so no worries with any damage.

You got to bed down the rings after a half an hour of running, before any hard loads, start small such as driving it around on flat land, after the 4 th hour you can start to add small loads, slowly break it back in.


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 06:57 PM

No smoke, no bad noises, you did a great job :thumbs:


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 07:17 PM

I could not have done it without the help of the folks on this great website!


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 09:55 PM

That must have just about made you as happy as you've been in a while when you heard that start up. Nice job on the rebuild. 

In the days when that engine was new non-detergent oils were common. I would strongly suggest that you not use them now however. Those old oils built sludge in engines at alarming rates. Engine life in automobiles was around 70,000 miles between overhauls and when torn down they were full of crud inside. The best thing that ever happened to oil to extend engine life was the addition of detergents . 

As stated 30w would be good. Might be a little thick for this time of year but in the summer it should work fine. 


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Posted February 24, 2014 - 06:23 AM

Glad you got it running. I would stay away from the synthetic oil. Good luck with it. Don't forget to torque the head bolts again.


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