<VV> resurrecting the 102: first run

Dennis PLEAU ddpleau at msn.com
Fri Nov 16 21:28:45 EST 2007

I would run it for at least an hour.  Vary the engine speed if you can.  Your rings are going to have to seal again.  If there is any rust that left pits they may never seal well.  That is probably the reason you have smoke out the road draft tube and exhaust.  The lifters should pump up but it may take a long time.  Most Corvair engines that sit in good storage and did not have a problem before they were stored will usually come back OK.  You followed one of the best known procedures using the ATF and you had much more patientes (sp) than most waiting a week.

> Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 17:56:48 -0800> From: utvairs at yahoo.com> To: virtualvairs at corvair.org> Subject: <VV> resurrecting the 102: first run> > I finally got my fuel lines unplugged today and was able to keep the 102 in my convertible running. If you recall, this engine sat for 17+ years in dry storage. I followed the advice that several listers suggested and poured ATF down the plug holes. I left the plugs out and turned the engine several times by hand. ATF squirted all over the place, and I'm sure a good deal of it made it into the exhaust. I only used a 1/2 quart total, but it seemed to be plenty. > > I installed new plugs and left it alone for a week or so. I installed my rebuilt carbs and fired it up today. It runs quite rough (the carbs are not synced at all, and I'm sure that has something to do with it). Of course it belched out copious amounts of smoke at first. I let it run for a good 5 or 10 minutes to see if the smoke would clear up, and it never did -- although it did lighten just a bit. I also thought at first that I had an exhaust leak, but then realized the smoke was coming from the road-draft tube (is that what it's called?). I also have noisy lifters on both banks.> > 1) Should the smoke from the ATF have cleared up after 5 - 10 minutes?> 2) What does smoke from the crankcase indicate?> 3) What's the procedure for quieting the lifters (assuming they're not ruined)? (somebody told me a few weeks ago, but my daughter got on here and somehow permanently deleted most of my inbox).> > Sorry for all the newbie questions... I've been vairless for too many years, and I'm out of tune. :P> > Thanks,> Blaine

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