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    • #40320
      Paul Hir
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      I recently purchased a KPV/HPV, just curious what type of maintenance people do prior to the season and where you purchase parts?

    • #40324
      Stu Hayner
      Participant

      Paul,

      You’ve just bought one of the easiest and lowest maintenance cost engines in karting.

      If the engine is sound now – it should be good all year w/o much, if any maintenance.

      If you don’t know how many hours on it – have an engine builder look at it.

      If you’re going to leave it sit over the winter and you can’t bring it inside, put a little Marvel Mystery oil thru the carb as it’s running – shut off – then put a teaspoon of MMO in the spark plug hole. Run the cylinder up and down a few strokes – then bag it in plastic. Moisture will hurt any engine if it’s not well lubed.

      If you need ANYTHING for the engine, give me a shout. I have bins of new and good used parts for the HPV. That engine is 95% of what we run out here in the F100 series.

      MDG Karting
      714 928-5278 shop
      714 305-6123 my cell.

      Stu

    • #40338
      Paul Hir
      Participant

      Stu,

      I plan on doing a gasket change on the Carb, would you suggest changing the gaskets on the engine? It has been sitting for a while but is suppose to be newly rebuilt/blueprinted.

    • #40342
      Finch Guenther
      Participant

      I personally would have my builder take a look at it before running the engine. At the very least I would pull the head and check the condition of the cylinder.

      Finch Guenther

      #51 CRG KPV

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