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monkoman
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no compression

Post by monkoman » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:59 pm



Hi after sitting outside under cover for 3 years my 1991 goldwing gl 1500 has no compression in two cylindars. maybe the valves are stuck. any sugestions?



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Re: no compression

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:50 am

Can you rotate the engine? A stuck valve will often stop the engine from rotating, either because a piston hits the valve, or the cam lobe is prevented from turning.

If the engine is rotating normally, try squirting a tablespoon or so of oil into the two cylinders without compression and see if that makes any difference at all.

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Re: no compression

Post by monkoman » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:12 pm

yes the engine will turn over, I will try putting some oil in as sugested. thanks for the time and info.

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Re: no compression

Post by robb » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:09 pm

Make sure the throttle is wide open or you will get a false reading. Which 2 ??? After 3 years could be rats, dirt dobbers or something else in exhaust. Be sure to check breather before it sucks junk into carb.



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