Motor came in pieces?

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  1. Chitty

    Chitty New Member

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    I am installing a kit for a friend from zoombicycles. It came with the top end of the motor not assembled. In the bag of parts there is only 1 G clip. My understanding is that there should be 2 clips. Am I right or is 1 clip enough. I would like to get started with this, but don't want to waste my time if it has to be sent back. Thanks all.
     
  2. Greg58

    Greg58 Well-Known Member

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    Look at the piston, is the clip in one side?
     
  3. Chitty

    Chitty New Member

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    No there is only 1 clip
     
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    Greg58 Well-Known Member

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    The vendor will probably send you the clip, I've dealt with a few wrong items and suppliers will work with you most of the time.
     
  5. crassius

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    this is a situation I really hate - over the years, I've spent a LOT of time dragging tiny magnets around to be sure a missing part didn't fall into the motor & hide under the crank cheeks
     
  6. Davezilla

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    Yeah... I would make SURE that other clip didnt fall into the engine during shipping, much better to find it and be sure it isn't inside the engine Before you put it together. It's possible that they just sent you one clip by accident, but there's always the chance it's in there somewhere and better to find it now than after it ruins your engine if it's in there... Flashlights, dental mirrors, magnets, and compressed air are all your friends in situations like this...
     
  7. Chitty

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    Thanks guys, I found it.. I have another question, the piston has an arrow and a number 5 on opposite sides. Does the arrow point toward the exhaust?
     
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    crassius Well-Known Member

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    NEVER, NEVER, NEVER even look at that arrow - look for the piston's locating pins for the rings and always put them nearest the intake port
     

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