The oil scraper rings for pistons that are 3 parts....does the wiggly part get sandwiched between the other 2?
It lives!Ok, so the whole "gonna get it together this weekend as an early christmas present to myself" thing kinda went out the window. But, put it all very carefully together (even learned how to check the gap on the piston rings). Put some MMO into the piston. Lots of kicking to try and move some oil into the brand new oil filter. LOTS of kicking.But hey hey, it started up second kick! And promptly filled my garage with smoke. Exhaust leak at the head and the usual "been sitting for several months" crap. Had to run it for a minute or 2 several times to get the oil up to the rockers (left the covers off so I could verify when it got there). Didn't want to let it get super hot, just wanted to hear it run.So as I said before, stock Mikcarb, stock slide, 127.5 main (richest needle setting), 25 pilot. Jedi Council....does this seem a good place to start for running in in Phoenix (1200 ish feet)? Gonna do something about the exhaust leak at the head. I think I might try beer can shims instead of silicone sealant. I read somewhere that Ace and others do this to good effect. And immediate riding is nice, rather than waiting overnight. Plus, when money is available, the header is going to Jet Hott anyways, so a few more removals are in my future.For running in....A handful of 10 minute hops around town. Right? Up to temp, the full cool down. Then keep the RPM's down (say 45 mph max) for what, 500-1000 miles? Or a full 2k? Change the oil often. Gonna do my 10 minute hops on whats in there, then change before the first slightly longer run.Any other words of advice for the break in?I promise a few photos tomorrow or the next day.Be safe all. Friends in the Northeast....stay safe from this big ol storm coming your way.
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