Thread: Ouch!! lost another one
02-04-2007, 03:33 AM #1
Ouch!! lost another one
So I had this bad bolt hole in my case, lower front carb bolt to be exact. I drilled it out and put in a Helicoil. I reinstalled the carbs and they were a bitch to get in and never felt quite right. I went out ran the ski I had also done some rejetting prior to this so I was still trying to dial that in but could not get right could get the ski up to 6950 rpm but no more. I pulled the pipe at the lake checked things out and saw that my intake manifold had a slight gap at the front. The bolt hole that I helicoiled was off and keeping the intake manifold from sealing properly. so with less than two hours on a fresh motor here is what I have.
02-04-2007, 04:15 AM #2
02-04-2007, 05:02 AM #3
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- Texas City, Texas
That's got to hurt.
02-04-2007, 10:31 AM #4
And I thought I had sent my cylinders to a good loving home
Sorry to hear you ran into another problem, Things just not going your way latly.
02-04-2007, 10:49 AM #5
Dangit Bill! Wish i was there to give you a hand. Hows the cylinder look?
02-04-2007, 12:01 PM #6
Jeff the funny thing is I lost #1 it is the last remaining cylinder from the original ski. The other two are fine this one can probably clean up with acid. I am lucky enough to have a couple more availablle I bought three on Ebay from Law Racing awhile back ago as a spare set. I am installing another set of cases I got and will get this set off to the machine shop and properly repair the hole.
Kids let this be a lesson never rush your chores so you can go play with your friends
02-04-2007, 01:21 PM #7
Sorry to hear that Bill! At least its winter time and there are a few months left before it heats up.
02-04-2007, 01:29 PM #8
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- May 2005
02-04-2007, 01:33 PM #9
02-04-2007, 02:49 PM #10
Ouch,like bill said if it doesn't feel right it probably isn't.
Got to love nick plated cylinders there so much more forgiving than GP cylinders.
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