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Offline m in sc

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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #50 on: October 07, 2017, 06:17:30 pm »
i agree,id fix the issue and move on. total rebuild a waste of money, the failure wasn't from excessive wear on the engine internals.

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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2017, 09:35:28 pm »
This.  /\

Aircraft piston engines have cylinders that are removable individually for repair.  In the thirty years I was an A&P mechanic, I probably pulled a couple of hundred jugs for various reasons and did only what was needed, then the engines finished their lives just fine.

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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2017, 11:19:32 pm »
Just to clarify, I wasn’t suggesting a “total rebuild”, merely replacing
the bent rod and bolting up the engine with fresh gaskets, o-rings,
hoses, etc. All told, less than $300 in parts and a day’s labor.
Well worth it IMO.

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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #53 on: October 08, 2017, 10:52:40 am »
Just to clarify, I wasn’t suggesting a “total rebuild”, merely replacing
the bent rod and bolting up the engine with fresh gaskets, o-rings,
hoses, etc. All told, less than $300 in parts and a day’s labor.
Well worth it IMO.

I'm on board with that idea.
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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #54 on: October 10, 2017, 12:02:17 am »
This.  /\

Aircraft piston engines have cylinders that are removable individually for repair.  In the thirty years I was an A&P mechanic, I probably pulled a couple of hundred jugs for various reasons and did only what was needed, then the engines finished their lives just fine.

Don't do a heart transplant to fix a broken toe.

Thanks. My brother was a pilot, bush then fire bomber and then exec twin turbo Kingair. He's knocked the tops off cylinders in the Beavers he'd flown. Replaced and out they'd go again.

If the #3 can be fixed without the tear down I'll certainly do that - if it isn't possible in-engine, the hourly cost will rackup on the teardown over a replacement install - ? probably. I have to weigh it. IF I was some big shot, I'd just go buy a new bike.

Interesting you mentioned aircraft engines... one of the options I've considered is simply trading motorcycle adventure life for para-sail/ultra-light, and try not to kill myself that way.   :beerchug:
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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #55 on: October 10, 2017, 12:04:08 am »
Just to clarify, I wasn’t suggesting a “total rebuild”, merely replacing
the bent rod and bolting up the engine with fresh gaskets, o-rings,
hoses, etc. All told, less than $300 in parts and a day’s labor.
Well worth it IMO.

I'm on board with that idea.

This is what I am hoping for.  Anyone know where I can find info on how to do the rod without engine removal?
At 130 km/h my Connie went 480' without me. I stopped sliding after 220'. The coyote ended up going in two directions at once. Fredericton, NB.

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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #56 on: October 10, 2017, 11:23:12 am »
IIRC Colin did a writeup in the Concourier about 8 years ago. I'm not sure as a forum subscriber you have access to those archives. Probably time to pony up and join the club you're asking all the advise from.  ;) Steve
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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2017, 07:51:05 pm »
IIRC Colin did a writeup in the Concourier about 8 years ago. I'm not sure as a forum subscriber you have access to those archives. Probably time to pony up and join the club you're asking all the advise from.  ;) Steve

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I have been in the past Steve, and was more of a contributor than the tricicle rating (after the server switch). New father ship reduced ride time to a trickle so I has out of contact with COG for years. Good idea though, considering!
At 130 km/h my Connie went 480' without me. I stopped sliding after 220'. The coyote ended up going in two directions at once. Fredericton, NB.