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hot_oddy

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« on: June 27, 2011, 06:05:11 PM »
I have a fl250,has been rebulided and bored.The motor gets so hot that it loses power,what is causing it?

hoodlum

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Re: motor over heating
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 06:38:53 PM »
Quote from: "hot_oddy"
I have a fl250,has been rebulided and bored.The motor gets so hot that it loses power,what is causing it?


Sounds like you are running lean,either from jetting or an air leak....

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 10:51:36 AM »
I would agree. A modified engine can run hot too, but just an overbored engine should not if jetted properly. An air leak is the most likely if jetting was previously correct.

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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011, 06:44:41 PM »
Are you using the right fuel mixture? I have had so many mechanics tell me "It's ok to run leaner than 20/1". Personally, I won't do it.

Is it sputtering, or otherwise acting up in any way other than getting hot (BEFORE it gets hot)?

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 07:27:25 AM »
Using less oil is not leaner. The terms rich/lean are for air/fuel mix, not fuel to oil. Using lean to describe oil mix leads to confusion.

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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011, 05:32:11 PM »
True that. My bad.  :oops: