Ive posted on here several times about having issues with a smoking Z. It frustrated me to the point of selling but after taking a hiatus from working on it ive decided to go back to trying to fix her up.
Just a little background... I rebuilt my topend with wiseco valves, cut the seats, installed new valve seals, new DID timing chain, and all new gaskets. Well while i was in there, and a little uneducated i might add, i decided to rering the piston. Keep in mind its stock bore piston, cylinder, and the quad itsself is bone stock. So i used namura rings and installed them without honing or even cleaning the cylinder (i know, dumb) So i put it all back together and getting smoke on hard acceleration. I ran it for about 10 minutes and checked the dipstick and had nothing on it so i guess i am burning oil.
Ok so im back to square one. Im on a tight tight budget and im keeping this quad as stock as i can. All i want to do is get a nice reliable, NON smoking machine so heres what i found earlier and was wondering your guys opinoin on it?
Namura Piston and Rings
I found these on ebay today. ANd it seems like a great deal. I just wanna know what you guys think????
I guess then i was wondering, my cylinder looked good when i had it off. I dont know if its wore out or not, but with not visible wear on the cylinder, is it safe to assume its ok then just clean it up and i was gonna scotchbrite it cause again, im poor and dont want to take it to a machinist. BUT if you think its in my best interest to get it honed ill consider. How do you measure the cylinder to see if its in spec???
Also if someone could give me a run down on the absolute best method for installling a piston/rings, id appreciate it.