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Re: TO-35 throttle/governor linkage adjustment

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08-11-2020 12:29:54

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Are you positive it is not over full? I think it hold 6 quarts with an empty filter.

I don't see the valve guides being a problem. They are not known for leaking oil, and the oil to the rockers is metered, very little oil goes up there.

Have you tried removing the air cleaner hose? Possibly the air cleaner has too much oil and is over flowing into the carb.

Is the crankcase breather tube open?

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08-11-2020 12:39:48

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 Re: TO-35 throttle/governor linkage adjustment in reply to Steve@Advance, 08-11-2020 12:29:54  
I just changed the oil. It has 5 quarts in it right now. Air cleaner oil level is at the line or just less and the hose to cleaner is open.

I just can’t wrap my head around a cylinder having rings so bad that 40w oil blows past, pools, and still has enough compression to run. That makes no sense to me.

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08-11-2020 12:47:54

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 Re: TO-35 throttle/governor linkage adjustment in reply to agdodge4x4, 08-11-2020 12:39:48  
I recently brought an 8N back to life after sitting a very long time. I soaked all cylinders with a can of SeaFoam and wound up saturating the manifold from what blew into the exhaust system or leaked past the valves. I fired it off and it smoked for 30/40 minutes while it came to temp and burned off the manifold and exhaust pipe.
You ran it how long?

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08-11-2020 13:27:04

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 Re: TO-35 throttle/governor linkage adjustment in reply to Bruce(OR), 08-11-2020 12:47:54  
I’ve run it maybe half an hour total so far. With so much oil on the top of the pistons, which has rislone in it, perhaps the rings will free up after a few uses and time. We’ll see. I may try the sea foam thing. I have some in the shop I think.

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08-11-2020 16:41:03

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 Re: TO-35 throttle/governor linkage adjustment in reply to agdodge4x4, 08-11-2020 13:27:04  
I have my new gauges installed. Unfortunately the oil gauge is pretty much a green mid section with red on the edges.

More unfortunately is that the pressure is in the red for “low”.

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