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Cylinder Head; Cylinder Compression Measurement; Removal - Kawasaki KDX200 Service Manual

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Cylinder Head
Cylinder Compression Measurement
eStart
the engine
.
Thoroughly
warm up the engine so that the engine oil between the
piston and cylinder wall Will help seal compression as it does during
normal rUnning
.
Stop the
engine.
eTurn
the
fuel
tap lever to the OFF position .
Remove:
Seat
Shrouds
Move back the fuel lank with
the
hose
installed.
e
Remove the spark
plug,
and screw a compression gauge firmly into the
spark plug
hole.
Special Tools
-
Compression Gauge:
5700'-221 [A
j
Compression
Gauge Adapter, M14
x
1.25:
57001·1159
[
Bj
.With
the throttle fully
open,
turn the engine over sharply with the
klckstarter several times until the compression gauge stops rising; the
compression is the highest reading
obtainable.
Cylinder Compression
Usable Range: 655
_
1040 kPa (6.7
_
10.6 kg/em
'
,
95
_
151 psi)
*11
cylinder compression is higher than the usable
range,
check the
following:
Carbon build-up on the piston head and cylinder
head
-
clean off
any carbon on
the
piston head and cylinder head.
Cylinder head
gasket,
cylinder
base
gasket
-
use only the proper
gaskets
for
the cylinder head and base. The use of gasket of the
incorrect thickness wllf change
the
compression.
*11
cylinder compression is lower than
the
usable
range,
check
the
following:
Piston/
cylinder clearance, piston seizure.
Gas leakage around the cylinder
head
-
replace the damaged
gasket and check the cylinder head for
warping.
Piston ring, piston
ring
groove.
Gas leakage from
the
crank chamber
-
check the crankshaft oil
seals
Removal
.Orain
the coolant (see Coolant Change in
the
Cooling System
Chapter)
.
Remove:
Side Covers
Seat
Shrouds
Fuel Tank
Radiators
Cooling Hose
Spark Plug
[Aj
Engine Mounting Brackets
[B]
.Remove
the cylinder head nuts [Cj
,
and
take
off the cylinder head
[D] and
gasket.
ENGINE TOP END 4-5

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