if that’s all it is, that’s great. Can’t see how an engine with a single piston ring wouldn’t leak and still run. Yes, we’ve melted a couple pistons so well into the bore that they probably had zero leak down.
LAD Specialties customer / tony kart / rotax / kt100
Actually I think they are looking for air leaks. On engines with restricted carburetion example Yamaha Jr, Sportsman with the WB55 carb and also with Comer K-80s some builder have intentionally leaked air to the engine via intake manifold or crank seals. More air=more fuel+more power. They can be a bitch to start though.
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