Ideas, suggestions?

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Sat May 24 20:16:16 PDT 2008

Huh 250 psi?  That is high.  Lost a lot of oil for that much 
compression. Unless the valve guide seals were not installed, it was 
not going through the valves. And anyway it would be valve guide seals 
on off throttle smoking.  Sounds like you might have pinched an oil 
ring in install and probably scuffed the cylinder too.

On May 24, 2008, at 8:03 PM, srobertson at wrote:

> 	After the usual 17hr drive to my "home" track, I was excited about
> the first race of
> 	the season especially because of the new "big" motor I had. Took it
> to the dyno
> 	last night for break-in and the required new map. The thing was
> smoking terribly
> 	and it was soon apparent that it wasn't just a little extra assembly
> lube as during the
> 	30-45 minutes of run time it burnt at least 1/2 liter of oil. So
> what are the possible
> 	causes of this? It does it mostly while on throttle so that would
> indicate rings over
> 	valve guide seals, yes? I checked the crankcase breather lines and
> they are dry, is
> 	there anything else easy I can look at or is my only choice to start
> tearing the thing
> 	down? Fortunately I did bring down my old motor and got to spend
> most of my regular
> 	sleeping time doing a motor swap :-( I'm guessing either the rings
> weren't installed
> 	correctly, the cylinder bores aren't true, or the bores are too big
> for the pistons. I don't
> 	have the tools to do a leak down test but I did check the
> compression and it was 250psi
> 	in both cylinders, but I guess that doesn't really tell a guy much.
> Any advice would be
> 	appreciated!
> 	Steve

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