Building a sidecar "camper".

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  1. doublemocha

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    Carefull they maybe bad ideas I am just mostly winging it.
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    Preparing to start the engine for the first time after about 7 years. Advice on what I need to do? should I oil the cylinders, I see some rust at the intake, should I spray some oil in there, should I manually turn the engine first. What kind of oil should I use to spray in the cylinder?

    I already changed the oil, oil filter and air filter. thx
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  3. Strong Bad

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    It wouldn't hurt to spritz a little light weight motor oil in. Maybe even use the old school Marvel Mystery Oil, aka: Top Cylinder Oil for that. High dollar race car engines are always turned over until oil pressure comes up before the ignition is turned on, just to make sure oil is everywhere it needs to be before starting.
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  4. doublemocha

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    Great thx, I just got the Marvel Mystery oil. I will soak the piston cylinder then manually turn the engine for a couple of days. thx
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    The fuel pump is from racing summit 43 PSI. The two fuel tanks are 13 x 6 x 19 inches each.

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    What’s gonna go where the bike tank is supposed to be?
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    Don't know yet. Open to suggestions. I am taking out ABS. I can also relocate the battery.
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    Be a nice spot to hide a ham sandwich.
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  9. doublemocha

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    It started great yesterday, the engine sounded good, but I am getting an oil leak on the left side chain tensioner "bolt". please see drawing. sorry I don't know how to mark up the drawings. should I just tighten up this bolt to 32 NM per manual specs. are there other issues that my cause this bolt to leak? thx
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  11. doublemocha

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    Thank you, I found out that the new once are 15mm and the old are 17mm. I will check.
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    I ordered the chain tensioner. The engine started, that tells me that the fuel tank and 43PSI fuel pump works. I also put two oem oil cooler and removed the ABS. see pictures:
    It is beginning to look like a sidecar. I am not yet decided on what to do with the fuel tank area, one idea is to put a saddle bag of course custom made to fit that area. enjoy

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    I like the dual oil coolers, great idea.
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    nice!

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    What size were the original tires that came from EZS?
    I’ve been fighting with the Nankane 165 80 R15 to mount the front fender high enough to clear the tire and not foul the beak when the suspension is fully bottomed. I’m just going to mount what EZS designed for.
    Will your new oil cooler clear the fender when the front suspension is bottomed?
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    175/65 R15 are the original tire size. Yes the oil cooler will clear the fender.
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    Ok cool. Thanks.
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    Intalled the tensioner from beemerboneyard. Started the engine no more oil leak and the engine runs very smooth. BUT it smoke when the engine gets to about 2 bars on the temperature. I think and hopping that this is from the mystery oil I put on the piston, it should hopefully burn out. BTW the two oil cooler worked great. thx
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    I would not have put any marvel mystery oil in cylinders without turning the engine over without plugs trying to blow all the crap out. After overhauling a BMW top end and reassembling BMW specifies dry oil free cylinder , they use small hard chrome rings on nikasil if you glaze the rings it will always use oil, hope it burns off.:hmmmmm

    2 oil coolers :hmmmmm it has a thermostat that controls oil temp did the previous one run hot ?
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    Don't know if the previous on run hot, this is the first time running the engine. I did not see thermostat on the oil cooler. I put 2 oil cooler so that the engine will run cooler.

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