I'm breaking in a 1982 GS 1100. Was 1168 with Wisco pistons now an APE big block 1395 with JE pistons. I only have made 2 passes on it. The motor blows no smoke until I am on the 2 step. Once I leave the line, the smoke disappears. My question is (Are the rings still trying to seat them selfs or is there another thing I should be looking for?) There is only about 10 mintues total time on the motor since the rebuild. Any info would would be a great help. Thank You
What oil are you using?
As long as the motor isn't smoking during the pass I would not worry too much…
what color is the smoke?sounds like fuel if its just when on the 2 step
I'm using Castrol GTX 10-40. The color of the smoke is a light blue. You can smell oil when it does it. I'm using VP race fuel. 110 octane.
Last edited by rubbo1342; 06-11-2012 at 01:21 PM.
Have you remembered to retorque the head? Ray.
Yes. Head retorqued. 42 ft lbs
Did you oil up the piston and rings real good before you assembled the motor?
Yes. The motor went back together real easy.
You might want to take it apart and put it back together with a new set dry rings with bone ass dry pistons and cylinder, oil on the parts can keep the rings from seating.
Only place you want lubrication on a new motor is on the wrist pin.
Drive it until it seals, had engines do that before. Not enough cylinder pressure while on the 2-step. Or do as Steve says if it really bothers you, allthough I can't bring myself to assemble an engine completely dry. I need to put a little something on there. I assume the final hone was done right and the ring gap is correct?
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