Question about 2001 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic
I bought this bike not running and went through the badly gummed carbs. Unfortunately, I have 5,30, 65,20 for compression and she wont start of course. Manual seems to say to pull engine to take the head off but says the pistons can be done engine in frame. I don't have air to do a leak down but wonder if there is any use trying to soak in some marvel m oil. I added some oil for a wet comp test and saw no increase.
I guess I could sell it and take the loss but really like these old fazers.
Only gave 900.00 for it. Thinking of shooting some starting fluid in there while cranking, perhaps if it fires up it will get hot and free up the rings or valves of other cylinders? Or will that just make it worse if I have to tear it down?
With compression that low you are in trouble. I'm sorry to say but you are going to need to spend some money to fix the old girl up. A few things to think about first:
Good luck and holler if you need more help.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
If you were able to turn the engine over enough to get a good compression check in every cylinder the Marvel won't help you much. Starting fluid won't help either, with only 5 compression in #1 cylinder the best you could hope for would be running on the other three anyway. You're looking at a rebuild in my opinion. The starting fluid may cause serious detonation and destroy pistons or rods too.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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