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Medo.opew
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Location: Berlin, Germany
Motorcycle: 1979 Gl 1000 k3

white Smok

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hi guys i am from Germany so plz dont be mad from my bad English.

i have 1979 goldwing and when i start it ( coldstart) i saw a whit smok from engine left side and from exaust left sede ..
any one have idee what is that and what i shod do ..the goldwing stop from 1 month not start and i keep it in lager ..is that big problem so i shod replace it now or it is ok so mybe i can replace the damged part after 2 or 3 month?


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winguyjo
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Location: b.c. Canada
Motorcycle: wing1 : 1982 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing2 : 1980 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD.
wing3 : 81gl1100i frame/82gl1100a engine/81cb900 bits. resurrection complete. naked. SOLD.
wing4 : 1977 gl1000 black w/ blue pinstripes; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing5 : 1977 gl1000 black w/gold pinstripes; nearly roadworthy when purchased, NOW RIDING.
wing6 : 1975 gl1000 blue; SOLD

Re: white Smok

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white smoke means water or coolant has entered the combustion chamber and is being burned off.

it could indicate a serious problem such as a failed head gasket or cracked cylinder head, but it could just as easily be a build up of condensation from having sat unused. check the oil to see whether it has a "milky" appearance.

i would run the engine for a good while, keeping an eye on the temperature gauge, and see whether it burns off. if it doesn't, then you will have to run a compression test or, better yet, a leak-down test, to locate the problem.
Medo.opew
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Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:26 pm
Location: Berlin, Germany
Motorcycle: 1979 Gl 1000 k3

Re: white Smok

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if i just park the motorcycle and not movie or driv it .. it is is ok or this problem gona be bigger. becaus i dont want repaier it now and dont want drive it ..
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winguyjo
Posts: 413
Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:26 pm
Location: b.c. Canada
Motorcycle: wing1 : 1982 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing2 : 1980 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD.
wing3 : 81gl1100i frame/82gl1100a engine/81cb900 bits. resurrection complete. naked. SOLD.
wing4 : 1977 gl1000 black w/ blue pinstripes; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing5 : 1977 gl1000 black w/gold pinstripes; nearly roadworthy when purchased, NOW RIDING.
wing6 : 1975 gl1000 blue; SOLD

Re: white Smok

Post by winguyjo »

as long as the oil isn't seriously contaminated with water, there is no harm in letting it sit. if it is, just drain it.


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