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BIGJIM1
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Engine

Postby BIGJIM1 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:06 pm



Hello,
Still working on my 82 Goldwing Aspencade the question that I have is when I picked up the bike the motor was comlpetly frozen now I have it to where it goes 3/4 cycle by turning it over with a breaker bar/socket however it will go no farther I have tried multiple lubricants except for Kroil with no luck. Any ideas thoughts would be helpfull do I just continue to pry on the breaker bar until it goes? or am I looking at rings sticking on a valve? which means that I need to tear down the top end?

Thanks in advance



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Re: Engine

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:37 pm

I'm no expert but it sure sounds like that might be the case...

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Re: Engine

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:41 pm

Can "we"assume that the plugs have been removed? Hydro lock
If they have,the next step that I would take is.....now remember this is just my idea,not a factory approved method.

Don't force anything...ever.
1. It's possible it is out of valve time and a valve is hitting a piston.Check if you can.

2. **** Turn the engine 90 degrees past TDC if possible for cyl 1****..This draws the pistons half way down the jugs.It gets them out of the way of the valves.Remove the timing belt for that side.There is a point on the cam where all the valves are closed.Turn it there.

3.Remove the left belt and turn the cam till all the valves are closed.

What this will allow,assuming the valves are ALL closed,is the engine to be hand turned eliminating any problem in the entire valve train as the cause of the lockup.
From there the engine should roll over smooth in NEUTRAL.If not,at least you'll know where to look.

If it does turn free then return the engine to 90 degrees off TDC and roll each cam.

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Re: Engine

Postby BIGJIM1 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:16 pm

Thank you for the idea I will try this and see what happens, definitely worth a try

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Re: Engine

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:34 pm

I agree ,It sound like you have a valve hanging open. pull the valve covers and watch as you rotate the crank. NEVER force it past a tight spot.
Good luck,Todd


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