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    2001 Virage 700 - topend apart now

    As I posted earlier, the intake grate got plugged with weeds and the motor overheated and I am now rebuilding the topend. New pistons and one new cylinder. I noticed the the top inch of the front connecting rod is kinda bronze coloured from the heat, not sure if this is a problem. Sure hope I don't have to change it. Please help me out.


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    SPEED KILLS, BUT YOU GET THERE QUICKER Keddano's Avatar
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    How does the rod feel on it?I've seen alot that look bronze in color with not problems.I wondered if heat treating makes some that way from the factory.

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    2001 Virage 700
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    The front rod is bronzed on the inside where the top bearing goes and the other one is silver. Talked to a mechanic friend and he said it should be okay. He said it is more of a concern if it was blue or black. Hopefully get my parts in the next couple days.

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