HELP: gasket pieces fell on piston

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by masterx1234, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. masterx1234

    masterx1234 New Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    i was putting a new head gasket on my 80cc bfg kit and a little piece of cork gasket fell on the piston, will it hurt my engine? it seemed to fire up just fine, do i have to worry?
     
  2. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,290
    Likes Received:
    1
    I wouldnt worry, the little piece of cork gasket probally burned up and went out the exhaust by now.
     
  3. 2door

    2door Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    16,308
    Likes Received:
    30
    Cabinfever is probably right. As long as it was just cork. (don't know where the cork came from. Head gaskets are usually aluminum) but my question is if you could see it, why didn't you just clean it out? An air hose, shop vac or even your wife's dust buster would have gotten the material off the top of the piston. Good luck. I hope all is well.
    Tom
     
  4. Pilotgeek

    Pilotgeek New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011
    Messages:
    403
    Likes Received:
    0
    I too wonder how you saw it, but didn't remove it? I typically wouldn't worry, as long as it wasn't like a giant hunk of cork or something.
     

Share This Page