Question about 2002 Harley Davidson FXD Dyna Super Glide
I currently have white smoke coming out of my exhaust. The bike lost compression, it will start but it smokes a lot. There is a rattling sound that I can hear.
I was riding it, it lost compression, shut off and then when I started it back it had hardly any strength. I brought it home and it has been sitting there.
It is a custom Harley bike 2002 with a Harley engine, looks like the Dyna. 1200CC according to the title. This is my first Harley so I apologize if I sound ignorant. If you can guide me I would appreciate it.
I am located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
White smoke is usually a sign of burned oil exhausting. A rattling sound would be more indicative of a broken or stuck valve than a cracked head gasket. Have you done a compression test? It's possible that what has happened is an exhaust valve has broken or is stuck in open, causing the gasses which normally create compression from combustion to escape continuously rather than build compression. The white smoke might be from bad rings, or might simply be smoke from the exploding fuel escaping directly to the exhaust. Normally on the compression stroke, the intake valve opens, allows fuel to enter and closes as the spark ignites the fumes. During that time both valves are momentarily supposed to be closed. However, with a broken or stuck exhaust valve that can't happen. Are you getting smoke from all the exhaust pipes or only one?
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