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Hi, I am looking for some advice please.

I noticed little black streaks on the prop and can see seepage from the exhaust and also it appears to be coming from possibly the compression valve too.

So, I had the inner O rings replaced and high temp gasket sealant applied -however, it looks like its coming from the joint before the exhaust meets the barrel. Is this a new exhaust situation or is there any other sealant that would cure this. If its a new exhaust then fair enough.  Here's a link to a picture of it.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sfn6ow8venorjf5/IMG_0580.JPG?dl=0

 

We put some PTFE tape on the compression valve but I think the valve itself may be faulty as there is still a leak. I am going to buy a new one from the supplier in Italy...

 

So, any advice welcome - thanks

 

 

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HI -Thanks for responding. premix is 125ml to every 5L -I took that from the ROS motor user manual. Here is a link to the exploded view of the entire engine -https://www.dropbox.com/s/9q56h3d8osdh35b/ROS MOTOR CATALOGUE.pdf?dl=0

The leak appears to be coming from between part number 98 and the main body of the exhaust. I am wondering if something could be done to stem the oil or maybe part 98 needs to be purchased -not sure...

 

I dont know how many hours the engine has done. It was a used engine when I got it. I have never flown it as I am just learning. It has probably done 2 hours total running time with me. It has tons of compression and starts relatively easily (using decomp valve) after a few pulls from cold and usually one pull from warm. Although you do need to give it a good pull - half assed pulls will simply not start this motor....that said, I have never not been able to start it.  I am just getting used to having it on my back and now looking to see if I can fit a kick start to it as I am looking to be able to start it in the air -when I finally get there... I have some experience with 2 strokes as I used to work in forestry with chainsaws and rode 2 stroke bikes in my youth...

 

Thanks

 

Paul

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Update - --Took the exhaust off and I popped the springs off of the joint (part 98 in the catalogue link above)that is between the main exhaust body and the barrel/head - - and it literally fell out. You can see how black with oil it is here -https://www.dropbox.com/s/v1yvpvjnsm6ga7y/IMG_0581.JPG?dl=0

Does anyone know if it should be loose like that  -are the springs there just in case it breaks and goes into the prop?

So I dont know if:

a.Its a worn part and needs replaced.

b. Needs cleaned and high temp gasket sealant applied and re-fitted.

Again, any advice welcome, 

 

Thanks

 

Paul

 

 

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6 hours ago, Capotec2015 said:

Paul in the manual page 5 picture of exhaust, when you zoom in to me it looks like a standard ball and socket connection, but in you 1st post in your picture yours look's like is a straight pipe to spigot connection with a gasket, 

On original the gaskets look like they go head side and not exhaust side.

But i have never had any experience with Ros engines, but most paramotor exhausts i thought we're ball and socket meaning no gasket needed just 2 or 3 retaining springs.

So maybe your has been modified at sometime or maybe somebody who owns a Ros knows different ?

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HI Kiwi K -I think you're right...

On the catalogue picture there is no gasket shown between part 98 and the main exhaust body. Looking at my actual one now I have taken it off, there is no evidence of one ever being there...the whole thing seemed to be able to swivel at that joint, which may be why its a ball and socket...

So, trying to figure out whats going on with the leaking oil

a. Part number 98 is worn somehow

b. The exhaust connector opening is somehow stretched slightly

c. The exhaust system is actually fine but something more internal is going on

There is plenty of compression so piston rings seem to be ok from what I have read about the symptoms of bad rings - maybe its down to carburetor and mixture...

Time to watch some carburetor videos.....

 

 

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New Update - after more research, this could simply be carbon build up on the walls of the expansion chamber - and the exhaust needs cleaned out -either by hot torch - or caustic soda. I dont have a torch so going down the caustic soda route.....will let you know how I get on....

Thanks

Paul

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1 hour ago, Capotec2015 said:

Just wanted to check something, does the throttle have to be held while doing the compression test? Thanks.

Hi, Nope. Holding throttle wide open will give an increase in compression. It is best to hold throttle open, although often the gauge will not notice the difference.

Science: Throttle closed gives smallest air intake and hence causes suction (lower pressure) so less air gets in. Then the air that entered the cylinder is compressed somewhere in the ratio of about 8.5 to 1 and 10.5 to 1.

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OK -new angle on it. Its possible that the socket joint has been widened over the years and is no longer the snug fit it should be. Vibration etc. The oil may just be the natural by product of a 2 stroke engine but because the socket joint has been widened, the oil is getting out there. So, trying some gasket compound to see if that cures the leak.....

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1 hour ago, Capotec2015 said:

trying some gasket compound to see if that cures the leak.....

it's a ball socket for a reason and applying sealant or compound might work for a short period of time, but my next step would be replace socket area at least or complete exhaust.  

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