Engine noise and oil consumption


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Engine noise and oil consumption

Postby Baunix63 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:25 am



Seers,

my Goldwing is new two me for this year. Normally I was riding a GL500 Silverwing.
I have some questions now after a 1800km ride through the alps, including a non stop 700km ride home.
- Is it normal that the engine runs smooth until 3500rpm and then begins to"hammer", but only while driving, not when you go to 6000rpm or more while standing.
- the engine needs oil, for normal driving about 1l / 1000km, hard rides through the alps over some mountain passes with a lot of use teh engine as a brake it needs about 2l/000km.
Last months I had to change the cylinderhead gaskets, so I made a seat grinding of the valves, new valve sealings.
The only thing I wondered that in the cylinders I couldn´t see any traces of honing I used to see at my GL500.

So, is the consumption of oil quite normal or does it tell to me that I will have no lazy time in winter, because I have to rebuild the engine?


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Re: Engine noise and oil consumption

Postby Baunix63 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:36 am

or may be there a problem with the carbs? Sync is done, was no problem to do.
The Wing has about 68000mls.
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Re: Engine noise and oil consumption

Postby dingdong » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:22 am

It is not normal for your wing to use that much oil. Not anywhere near that much. I have ridden my 76 for almost 30k miles and have never added oil between changes. If you are not seeing any honing cross hatch marks you probably have excessive wear to the cylinder walls and rings. Knocking at higher rpms under load combined with the other problems doesn't sound to good. ??? The next thing to do is a compression test.
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Re: Engine noise and oil consumption

Postby Baunix63 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:42 am

Thanks for your info.
But I will not do a compression test, for me it is useless. I just decided to rebuilt the engine.
Looking for another, better engine is difficult in germany, there are not as much Wings sold as in the US.

So it will be a very fascinating time to remove the engine and dismantle it, especially measuring the pistons, bores, bearings, etc. :ugeek:
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Re: Engine noise and oil consumption

Postby Baunix63 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:00 am

Seers folks,

I´m for weeks wrenching my goldwing :D
First I had to repair the centerstand. The link of the centerstand has turned to front with the years to an angle of 45degrees. So the tube of the frame was twisted and had some cracks on both sides. I turned it back as far as possible, welded the cracks and designed a link for both sides from the axle of teh centerstand to the mounts of the exhaust. No twisting possible any longer. The centerstand I mad adjustable with two fat screws on top.
Over winter I got 2 good engines, one of the netherland and one in the north of germany, both are 1980´s.
Last friday I opend the dutch engine, cylinder bores in good condition, honing still to see. I began to disassemble the cylinder heads, for changing the valve sealings, control valves, etc. On saturday evening the engine was completed again, valve clearance adjusted, new belts.
Next work ist to change the waterpump.
Clutch has about 3000km, nearly new.
My question I´m thinking about ist whether I should chnage the stator too?


Michael from Bavaria


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