> Marc Friedman Wrote:
> Wait...so u didn't split the case and totally redo. Instead u put in new
> seals and did the top end ? I am trying to understand the aluminum
> shavings because you just examined the entire piston and the Piston has
> no loss of aluminum. Well on second thought if u pulled the Piston off
> con rod and clips and the conrod / needle bearing etc now are toast
> because somehow they went on wrong that could be a place for aluminum
> from the Piston And u examined the entire head and there's nothing that
> is leaking aluminum there and the kit is cast iron so aluminum shavings
> are coming from somewhere else like somehow from the case ? If the
> outside of the bearings were somehow not seated right , I guess they
> could begin to eat the case. When u had the jug off did the crank spin
> nice ? The inability to again restart with gas and spark starts
> suggesting a leak. If I had this engine I would perform a true leak down
> not some spraying something at the engine even if it were running. I'm
> not quite at the point of offering to rebuild the engine gratis and I
> don't don't don't this ever for compensation seeing I'm not at the level
> of the Masters. Too bad u don't live nearby because it would be a hoot
> to figure this out.
> Yeah I'm thinking out loud and please check the needle bearing on the
> conrod. But if it's not binding the motor should run until it
> disintegrates. So I'm reaching here
I didn't understand the shavings either unless you had a piston blow or something. I'm getting a case cleaned due to a detonated piston. What a mess! You said it was running before it was dropped though. Not familiar enough with Hobbits to give a good repair possibility.
Suggestion for next time you have a problem like this: put it back to previous state before throwing extra parts at it. Makes it easier to troubleshoot. Good luck.