V1 Starts, Smokes, Briefly Runs: Why?

Is it oil seals? I just replaced everyone seal on my V1, but messed up the spring rings on some. Do damaged spring rings matter too much?

What could this also be a symptom of?

Re: V1 Starts, Smokes, Briefly Runs: Why?

messed up spring will cause leaks, how did you mess them up?

Re: V1 Starts, Smokes, Briefly Runs: Why?

Dmitry K. /

I messed up the spring rings by pulling the seals with the seal pry tool because I had inserted them prior to closing both halves of the motor case halves. So I had to remove them and reinserted the seals when I assembled the motor.

I noticed it's much easier to put in the seals when the motor is fully assembled. The shafts don't warp them and mangle the springs that way when you close the crank cases.

Re: V1 Starts, Smokes, Briefly Runs: Why?

yes, you install the crankshaft seals. when you have the engine assembled. Thats in the manual might want to check.

Re: V1 Starts, Smokes, Briefly Runs: Why?

With a new set of seals do the exact opposite of what your doing,

the seals will go on a lot easier, I use a piece of wood cut from

a hole saw backed with rubber , tapped with a rubber mallet to

put the crank seals in. But then again to each their own.

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