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« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2011, 10:31:37 PM »

   Cable     Is this the couple from Boise that was at the BUSnUSA rally?  What a rough start on bus ownership, but if they get through this, there are a lot of good times coming.     Good Bus,n   Wilbur
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« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2011, 01:52:05 PM »

Yes Wilbur, that's them. They had a rough trip but no one was hurt and they were able to find a shop where the mechanic had cut his teeth on two strokes. I'm glad they are going to keep it. It'll be fun to see them at the rallies and exchange stories and hear it from their prospective...Cable
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« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2011, 02:19:57 PM »

It's worth it to do a few simple checks on a two stroke.  You can pull the air box covers off and look inside the airbox.  The destroyed 8v71TA thread shows what NOT to see...  You can look for various bits of old rebuilds on the floor of the airbox, mine had a piece of cylinder sleeve sitting there, and look for signs of grit and sand caught in nooks and crannies.  You can look at the compression rings and see the cylinder walls.  You can take the top off the blower and look inside there for signs of seal leaking.  You can take the oil pan off and pull some bearings and look at them for wear or scored crank and all that.  That is a heck of a lot more that you can do on some other engines.  What you can't see, obviousy, is the gear drive that's about to eat a bearing, or the injector tip that's about to eat a piston, or the crankshaft that's about to become two shorter crankshafts, or the oil pump drive that's about to break a shaft.  When I was deciding to do a repower/rebuild, looking inside the airbox was a key decision point.

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