Guru's... HELP!!


Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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saamiam
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Guru's... HELP!!

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So, after discovering the crystal rust caverns stelagtites in my number 1 carb. As seen in pic 1. I cleaned it real good.. got to for the first time enjoy a goldwing running on all 4.. I noticed that the 1,3 cylinder side was running a bit hot so I pulled the plugs and BOOM!!! That same number 1 cylinder plug is coated in RED soot???? What the hell makes that happen??
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That is usually a sign of some sort of additive in the fuel. Have you used anything lately?

Oops. I just noticed that was only on one plug. ???

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Sure have brother.. ran some octane boost last week..

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saamiam wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:35 am
Sure have brother.. ran some octane boost last week..
Just curious as to why you ran octane boost? Did the gasoline you purchase have less than 87 octane?
I run an additive that is supposed to neutralize the effects of ethanol in the fuel called Lucas Safeguard.
But from everything I've read and from personal experience, I've never seen an advantage to running higher octane.
I was told by my Honda dealer that Goldwings were designed to run on 87 octane.

Do you get better millage or power when you run with higher octane? Just curious why you add it.

The plug in the pic looks like some of whatever you cleaned your carb with was left over and created that rusty look when firing. I think it will go away after a couple tanks of fuel run through. I would add Seafoam to a few tanks of gas. That stuff really works.

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Have you noticed any loss of coolant? Reminds me of rust left behind after water evaporates.

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I am losing coolant but its from a pinhole i believe in the radiator.. Its worth mentioning that I recenly got that cylinder running again after I discovered this when opening up the carb on that cylinder.. might explain the rust a bit.. lol..
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