Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum. Joined: Jul 8, Messages: 67 Likes Received: 1. I have looked all around on the Internet and can't find it when checking a predator with a compression gauge with stock compression what should the reading be? Joined: Jul 13, Messages: 2, Likes Received: True the PDF file does not say other than 8. See Chiefe's Post I hope the valves were set right as otherwise a new engine will have too much over lap. My Briggs engine had the seat an valve wear to the point of no clearance.
I fixed that by grinding the bottom of the valve stem and used a feeler gauge. Newer engines have adjustments wheel or screw. Other small amount also noted here about the head and head gasket This on Hotrod. Hey I learned something. But wearing of valve and seat just so you know had my Briggs 3 hp 80's era engine not only low compression, it also had another problem related to valve wear. The intake stays open after BDC and the compression stroke starts.
A little of this is normal called cross over. With my clearance between tappet and valve stem bottom at zilch this is how it went. Easy Spin Start or not this is too much cross over. Hey the engine still ran, but it also was spraying gas at the air filter for a moment while it still had the intake open too long a time.
The venturi of the carburetor was still effective and sucked gas from the bowl as normal, just pressure, not vacuum, was the force and fuel spray opposite out the opposite way. Too many paper air filters wetted. A fuel soaked air filter was cause to have me almost stranded as it chokes for air and never starts again until it dries out.
If you have time before night fall well just wait. Prior the engine had the original air filter and that type was of an oil bath air filter type which was not really affected by fuel spray the wrong way. It probably did the oil bath no good, and wasted a bit of fuel too. I changed the carburetor to a gravity bowl feed system as it fit better on the frame, but oil bath air filter was no longer a choice.
I checked mine cold it was 75psi I then fired it up and it was 85psi. I did notice that this engine right from the start was incredibly easy to turn over just by hand on the flywheel. I also changed the oil for the first time today and noticed a slight metallic glistening from the oil I assume it is ok since it's still breaking in I'm sure and there is no form of oil filtration.
From that simple equation and others post saying aroundyep! Have you looked at the valve setting both intake and exhaust! Valve Clearance Intake 0. No I need to check valve lash tomorrow I never checked it when I got the motor like an idiot.Double Deuce Race Park.
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There will be no exchange or mixing of parts from different model engines. Exhaust can be either the stock factory muffler with no alterations allowed. Or AKRA legal. If using a header it must pass all AKRA rules. Any stock configuration exhaust gasket allowed, sealer may be used in conjunction with gasket to assist seal.
Valve train. Must use stock push rods, rocker arms, retainers and valves. Valve oil seats allowed on either valve. Shims may be used to achieve proper spring installed height. Valve face may not be below the combustion chamber floor. No sinking the valves. Valve springs. Any single valve spring allowed. Maximum wire diameter of. Camshaft must appear stock, lobe base circle may not be less than. Max valve lift.Go kart engines can be used for racing or just putting around the yard depending on what performance parts or mods that you upgrade.
There are many small industrial 4 stroke engines you can use, but who cares about them. Lets skip all those, and just go straight to the cheapest, and very reliable go kart engine: the predator cc 6.
Predator engines have destroyed the competition. Because they are so inexpensive, predator engines have opened a whole new world to go karters. They are cheap, and can easily be modified for added performance. Predator engines literally bolt right on to virtually all standard go karts ever made.
The bolt mounting pattern is universal. If you have an old go kart you need to restore, you can simply buy a predator cc engine amazon link and breath new life into an old go kart. This engine is a performer right out of the box, and should get your go kart running anywhere from 20 mph all the way up to 35mph in its stock form.
But we cant leave well enough alone can we? Predator cc engines can have their stock parts removed, and replaced with performance parts parts that increase horsepower and speed compared to the stock predator 6.
Here is a quick overview of what I recommend doing first. Engines need three things: air, fuel and spark. When you add more air and fuel into an engine, you get more torque and horsepower, which is the cheapest bang for your buck.
A predator cc high flow intake adapter and high flow air filter literally bolt on to the existing carburetor and require no more than a wrench and screwdriver to install. This will give you extra power when you step on the gas. You are now able to shove air and fuel quickly into the engine, and release it with little resistance, adding some serious horsepower and torque that you can FEEL when you step on the gas. Re-Jet With all the air you are putting into the engine, you may also need to drill out the jet a little bigger.
If you have the intake and exhaust complete, go ahead and drill out the jet. Most people use between a 36 and 38 jet in conjunction with the predator cc performance parts.
If this is something you are not comfortable doing, you can always search for a jet and install one like I did in this short video below. Remove Governor The governor does what it is named after. It governs the rotations per minute RPMs of the go kart engine. Removal is kind of difficult as you will need to open up the crankcase cover, remove the governor, plug the hole you created, and hook up a direct throttle afterwards.
Sound complicated? Heres a video. Does any of this not make sense to you? If so, scroll below the video for the answer. Not mechanically inclined? Small engines are perfect to learn on as they are very simple. It is up to you what you would like to do, and I have added just enough information here for you to get into the go kart engine scene. Good luck and have fun zooming around in your modded predator cc performance go kart engine!
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Thanks, Scott. Compression is the Holy Grail! Detonation is the key. The only limiting factor to compression is the fuels ability to resist detonation. You can raise the compression to the point where your fuel gets detonation. Detonation is a real power killer.
Detonation, when it's severe, sounds like a rock rattling around in your pipe, but detonation starts long before you can hear it.