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    2002 Virage 700 Piston Problem

    We bought a 02 virage that had low compression in the front cylinder. Replaced the piston, cylinder was honed and head cleaned up. Did not take engine apart.
    Cycled 10-15 min then let it cool over a period of 2 hours. Ran it once more and it died.... took it apart and the new front piston looks like the one we replaced. What do you all think? Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	206299The First 2 pics is of the first piston the last pic is the new piston after a couple of hours of running. Thanks!


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    That looks like metal debris damage.

    I would suspect that the bearings in the crank or connecting rod are coming apart.

    When you had the cylinder off, did you check for damage or play in the connecting rod lower bearing?

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    Yes and there really wasnt any play. We are now disassembling the engine and the crank bearing is bad... I'm sure we will find more when we get it all the way apart. New bearings and a piston kit I hope will take care of it! Thanks

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    Mag end bearing came apart all the balls are there but the cagesare goneClick image for larger version. 

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