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83 Honda Odyssey fl250
« on: December 18, 2019, 05:14:34 PM »
I have recently finished rebuilding my fl250 but when i went to try to start it it had way to much compression. I have replaced every bearing in the engine and have put in a new oem piston. I have tried to put two head gaskets on but that did not make it any better. Once when I sat there pulling on it for  while with the compression release that i added on on and it got easier to pull without the release but it needed a new carb. When i installed the new carb it seemed to get even harder to pull. Does anyone have any idea what would make it so hard to pull?
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Re: 83 Honda Odyssey fl250
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2019, 05:53:45 PM »
What is the compression in PSI? The FL250 has a small pull rope spool. That does not give you much leverage. An FL350 is actually easier to pull over because the starter rope spool is larger.

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Re: 83 Honda Odyssey fl250
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2019, 08:05:38 PM »
I don't know I am planning to pick one up soon

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Re: 83 Honda Odyssey fl250
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2019, 04:23:11 PM »
I made an aluminum spacer for the engine and i was able to start it. Before it started it seemed to backfire and a lot of smoke came out of the bottom head gasket there was gas on the engine case. I took it apart and added some gasket maker to the gasket and put it back together. I started it and rode it around but it had very little power i probably need to adjust the carb but i rode it and the i couldn't get up a very small slope and had to push it back. I noticed that oil was on the case again.

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Re: 83 Honda Odyssey fl250
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 04:51:17 PM »
If you space the cylinder up, it will:
1. Lower compression and reduce power
2. Alter the port timing, possibly resulting in things like back fires