Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Harrisburg , PA, USA
Re: Burning Oil & No Compression on #3
Detonation can and will light or burn carbon and chip and dislodge it, or fracture the piston.
I would love to see that piston cleaned up.
I have always figured the LT would carbon easily due to the way the motor sits. And it going pig rich on full throttle.
Myself, I use Sea Foam pretty regularly 1 oz to the gallon. I know the spray fog from Sea Foam, through the throttle butterfly's while running, on a v-twin will clean the pistons all but spotless, and clear mosquitoes for miles.
I also know back in the day they used water like was mentioned.
What lead you to the leak down/ compression test? You said the bike was running fine?
Just curious if that should be put on a list at 75,000 or 100,000? I mean how else would you pick that up other then oil use?
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