new engine has stuck piston?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Jake_the_potato, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. Jake_the_potato

    Jake_the_potato New Member

    My new engine came with an open engine (cylinder and piston not installed) i installed the piston and when i push it down to give it a stroke to see how smooth it is gets stuck at the bottom then i have to put it on the floor and pull up to get the piston back up. (i put lots of oil in) i was just wondering if when i assemble the engine then pedal if my force will unstuck the engine then in will fire?

  2. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Do you have the jug on it? What happens when you turn the crank by hand? Does piston go up and down then?
  3. Jake_the_potato

    Jake_the_potato New Member

    i cant move the piston when i turn the output gear
  4. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    did you install the piston so that the gaps in the rings are on the intake side (one each side of the carb)
  5. Purple Haze

    Purple Haze Active Member

    That's what it sounds like to me, the rings are snagging on the exhaust port.