I’ve opened up quite a few two strokes but I’ve never seen this before (see photo). I feel like it’s pretty straightforward - looks like sand, feels like sand, but I’d like to make sure that someone else might not tell me that this isn’t sand but somehow a ‘normal’ side effect of carbon deposits which can happen under certain specific conditions before I go back to the seller.
Sure looks like sand. Obviously the bigger issue that stems from this would be how much is in the bottom end
Shakes engine vigorously to see if it makes maracas noise.
Right. To me this is a no go barring a full top and bottom rebuild. Not really what I signed up for. Hopefully I can work something out with the person who I bought it from. To be fair to them it was sealed so they didn’t really have a way of knowing.
Oh, man - this guy is a G. He’s already said that he’d make it right. Guess it pays to buy off reputable people.
Yeah it would need a replacement of all bearings and seals, so effectively a full rebuild. I’d ensure everything, including rod kit, is replaced before purchasing, if you trust this person to have it done right. Or just get a price reduction so you can take it direct to a builder you trust.
He runs a race team and has several other engines he can swap it with. He said I can have my choice and we can peek at it this time. Given it was sealed and he was so fast to help, I’m not too bent at this point.