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Barry

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Re: Piaggio Ape 50
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2015, 06:58:50 PM »
I know you did not have a head gasket but it looks like (from your photos) you had a head leak.  This would make it run weak surely?

plas man

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Re: Piaggio Ape 50
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2015, 07:57:01 PM »
I have never known the clearance on a Villiers piston/cylinder i.e. what size piston for what size bore - if its always the same relationship , which I assume ,what is it .

Richard without looking in the manual , but of the top of my head its huge like 20 thou or there abouts , the lads in the engine place copyed the page for future referance .

running in on the Villiers is 16 to 1 , but what I run on daily as around 20 to 1 , for oil its a gallon(5ltr) of cheep stuff and mix my own , usualy in the spare can - give it a good shake .
had lots of bother with self mix oil's in the passed , with seisure's .

lets hope Paul has the sounds of the seisure locked in his head - just in case . It happens in seconds , for me its clutch - keys off - accelerator pedal hard to the floor as quck as that .

O' the joys of 2 stroking  ;D (not forgetting 4 stroking or even 8 !!!)

1bubble10 (paul smith)

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Re: Piaggio Ape 50
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2015, 08:50:15 PM »
I know you did not have a head gasket but it looks like (from your photos) you had a head leak.  This would make it run weak surely?

The leaking head is probably a result of the excess heat.
Bamby P50, Piaggio Ape 50