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    NEW MOTOR BREAK-IN

    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
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    What oil are you using?

    As long as the motor isn't smoking during the pass I would not worry too much…

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    what color is the smoke?sounds like fuel if its just when on the 2 step

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    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.
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    Have you remembered to retorque the head? Ray.
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    Yes. Head retorqued. 42 ft lbs
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    Did you oil up the piston and rings real good before you assembled the motor?

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    Yes. The motor went back together real easy.
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    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.

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    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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