Timing issues?

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by wan37, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. wan37

    wan37 Member

    I think I could of messed my engine up.I pull the magnet off and there's no wood-ruff key.I think it really messed my motor up but not for-sure.I would start it and it would idle good as it started warming up then the idle would rise with the temp then it would start knocking then I would shut down.So I hope it didn't ruin the motor.After I put the magnet and a new key back in.Is there any thing I should do before start up?

  2. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    yeah, take the head off and look to see if you melted any of the top of the piston. Also look for the aluminum streaks that a partially seized piston leaves on the cylinder.