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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Stony Brook NY for College, Rochester NY otherwise
Bike: 2000 R6 red&white
Re: Chief's 02 R6 Thread
I'm in the process of rebuilding my 2000. My timing jumped while I was working on it this October and I've finally gotten around to tearing into the engine. Got everything re-timed and as it should, but it looks like I have low compression in all 4 cylinders. I checked the valve clearances and all of the exhaust valves are in clearance and all but 4 intake valves are well within clearance, the other 4 are barely in the acceptable range but they're still good. Might as well re do the shims while I've got the valve cover off.
I did a rudimentary leak down test by hooking my air compressor to each of the 4 cylinders. I didn't hear any leaking through the valves but I did hear quite a bit into the crankcase. That got me thinking though, all of the leak down occurring now was occurring before my timing jumped in October and at the time my engine still produced enough power to lift the front wheel under power alone. I don't know how much of a problem it will be, or if some of it is a result of the cylinder linings being "washed" of oil from not having been run. Oh well, I guess I'll see about putting the carbs on and see if I can get it to turn over.
Any suggestions chief?