In a message dated 08/10/1999 9:07:33 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
<< OK, I am in need of the thing that this site so well serves.....advice.
I have a '69 Solex U20 that runs well and starts well until it fouls the
plugs in about 20 miles of driving. At first I thought it was fuel fouling.
But, on further investigation it appears to be oil on the plugs when they
foul. Now, to confession....Last Summer I drove this car to the car wash
after putting the engine in it and I never put oil in it. It seized the cam
and shut off. I relieved the cam and it started right back up. Did I
probably trash valve seats or something? Where do I get my head
reworked... any places in Texas. That would be closer than having it sent
to California or the East coast for machine work. Thanks in advance for
any and all help. Gary Neel, Altus, OK.
I read a couple of the other responses about maybe the valve seals going bad,
but my guess would be the rings. That would seem to me to be the first thing
that would go, rather than the valve guides or seals, as there is quite a bit
more friction created bu the rings than anything else. I think you are just
going to have to pull the engine and tear it down, then see what got damaged.