Ideas, suggestions?

KC Gager kc at
Tue May 27 08:22:38 PDT 2008

Sound like rings could be upside down rings. Either way she needs to come
apart :-( 22% leak down is not even close. I get nervous when I see 5%
Before you pull the head check the valve cover gasket make sure the smog
port is sealed it's a long shot but.... Look down the intake see if there is
oil going down the valves. Do the same on the exhaust. Pull head check
Good luck

KC Gager
BRG Racing Products
"We Have Sickness For Quickness"
KC at

-----Original Message-----
From: srobertson at [mailto:srobertson at] 
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 12:07 PM
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Subject: RE: Ideas, suggestions?


	Thanks for the ideas everyone. KC, it was on throttle when the
mosquitoes were being 

	killed. I borrowed a leak down tester last night and while it gave
different readings on 

	different tries (in same cylinder) they were all bad, ranging from
15%-22%. The front 

	cylinder was leaking mostly by the intake valves and a little past
the rings. The rear 

	cylinder was again mostly through the intake valves but also some
past the exhaust 

	valves and though not a lot, more past the rings than the front
cylinder. Looks like she 

	is coming apart and getting the valve seats cut and a few other

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