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#1 fxdb96 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 07, 2014 - 06:23 AM

Carb clean scotch brite and call it good?

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Posted November 07, 2014 - 08:10 AM

I don't think I would call all that oil "good".


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Posted November 07, 2014 - 08:54 AM

Not looking good there.  Rings are shot?!?


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Posted November 07, 2014 - 08:56 AM

I think so Trav1s.  Piston looks to be .030 already.. it is marked 30 on top


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Posted November 07, 2014 - 09:00 AM

I am afraid it is time for a different engine.  What size is it?



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Posted November 07, 2014 - 09:28 AM

14HP.  I cleaned up all the deposits, i plan on re-assembling and running it for the winter at least.  It only smoked a little.

 

Maybe ring replacement would take care of it?  I think it was a little heavy on fuel too so that might be some of the wetness.


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Posted November 07, 2014 - 09:34 AM

Or valve guides?



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Posted November 07, 2014 - 09:56 AM

You could have a sleeve put in to get the cylinder back to factory specifications.

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Posted November 07, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Looks like your head gasket may have been leaking a little.If so,a new gasket might improve performance.


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Posted November 07, 2014 - 11:02 AM

Looks like your head gasket may have been leaking a little.If so,a new gasket might improve performance.

 

That's what I thought when looking at the left side of the gasket. As long as the cylinder looks good you might as well run it until you can afford to rebuild or replace.



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Posted November 07, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Looks good to me,just needs a good cleaning.



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Posted November 07, 2014 - 01:24 PM

Well i have a new head gasket, helicoiled spark plug threads, she is all cleaned up. I will let you know what happens soon enough!
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Posted November 07, 2014 - 02:50 PM

I have found a leaking head gasket can cause the oily look that is in your photo.



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Posted November 07, 2014 - 05:09 PM

Well i got her all back together.  Still smokes a little.  Mostly when quickly increasing throttle from idle to WOT.  At wide open throttle it smokes sometimes, but not always.  I guess i will see how she does snowblowing this winter and maybe next spring i can pull the motor, sleeve it, valves, guides etc... the works...

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