engine leak?

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by noble b, May 17, 2012.

  1. noble b

    noble b Member

    i just built my first bike and been through my first gal and maybe half of another. but i looked at my engine and i looks like it is leaking oil and/or gas out of the head i think that is what it is called. but was wondering what to do about the problem.
     

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  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    If it's between the head and cylinder...mill head and reinstall with copper cote sealer.
    Between the cylinder and case, replace the cylinder base gasket. What size is your engine?

    -----> HT engine tips....
     
  3. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    thats an oil leak? huh? where? i see a streak of goo on a fin, thats about it.

    you arent used to 2 strokes, are you? that there engine is called spotless. immaculate. clean enough to eat off.

    theres a minor bit of black gunk that comes from the exhaust. havent seen one yet that doesnt leak a bit there, despite the gasket.

    be happy. it means youre running enough oil and shouldnt sieze up soon...
     
  4. noble b

    noble b Member

    that's good news headsmess. yes i am new at this and want to make sure everything goes good with it. how long do these things last normally. also i was looking at the hd axle system and wondering how it all work and if it works with all normal sprockets and if its worth the money to get.
     
  5. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    it is possible to keep a 2 stroke clean on the outside.
    but, they will "mark their territory" because you are burning a mix of gas and oil.
     
  6. blue 48

    blue 48 Member

    thats the whole charm of em, the smoke,oil leaks and the sound. gotta love it
     
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