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KA100 rebuild intervals
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hi,ive recently got into karting and have got myself a second hand x3 with a KA100. I’ve just ticked over 13hrs and I am putting it in the shop for a top end rebuild this week. Can anyone shed a bit…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ryan Oct 4.

 

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ryan replied to ryan's discussion KA100 rebuild intervals
"That helps heaps Brett/Steve. Thanks for the advice"
Oct 4
Brett replied to ryan's discussion KA100 rebuild intervals
"On our race motor we aim for top end rebuild 10-12 hours, on practice motor 16 hours+.  This works for us, I know some people get the top end done for every big meet or after 8 hours, but this works for us.  Unless I really notice the…"
Oct 4
Steve Southwell replied to ryan's discussion KA100 rebuild intervals
"the rebuild is quite simple but you will need to hone the barrel so you could take the barrel to a shop get them to hone and size a piston and then take it home and put it back together yourself......"
Sep 29
richard gagie replied to ryan's discussion KA100 rebuild intervals
"Sorry Ryan, can't help you with the KA 100 rebuild time because I've never owned one. Unless you have all the necessary gear & the skill in doing a top end I would take it to a reputable engine builder."
Sep 27
ryan replied to ryan's discussion KA100 rebuild intervals
"Thanks for that Richard. Is there a generally a certain amount of hours between rebuilds or can it vary quite a bit? If so, how many hours do you recommend? Also, are top end rebuilds quite simple and able to be done at home, or is it advised to…"
Sep 27
richard gagie replied to ryan's discussion KA100 rebuild intervals
"Take the plug out. Take exhaust off & look up the exhaust port whilst moving the piston up & down note the black discolouration on it. This is commonly termed 'blow by' & indicates your engine is losing compression, thus power.…"
Sep 27

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