So after much toiling about the Ruck, I finally got her back in one piece. After bringing it outside and breaking it in, it ran! Not well, but it ran! And it made me happy. Now I am in a fit of tuning and trying to figure out how to get my moneys worth out of my big bore and BSS cam mods.
Right now, I can't get it to perform better then it did previously. I'm topping out at about 41 mph (or 65 km/h). This is with the following mods:
-Big Bore kit
-Opened up stock intake.
The acceleration in the mid and low is a little better, but not amazing, and I feel like it could do a lot better. I have been experimenting with several different jetting combinations, and I have found that 40/92 is giving me the best results so far. It's still lacking though. Does anyone know what I should do to help get it up to speed? I've heard claims of 45 with the stock variator, and would love to be able to match that. I used to have a KN, but it self destructed (!) during a trip, and I feel ancy about putting another one in my ruck. I have a new belt installed, etc.
When I was setting up the engine, the cam belt tensioner went all the way out. I couldn't get it back in, and after much kadoodling, figured out (no info on the internet) how to make it go back up. Now, the thing is, im not sure if I put too much tension on it or not. Im not sure how much I need or how to gage it. Should I have a little or a lot of tension there? Right now, it probably went into the hole and I had to screw it down about 1/3rd of an inch and that was my tension. im not really sure how it works automatically. I need some help with this in case I manage to destroy something.
As well, I think I am burning a little bit of oil. The exhaust smells and looks slightly oil burny. For some reason, I an thinking the valve seals? Because I did not shim them and I have heard some people have to give the valves more clearance... but I could be wrong.
Thanks for all your help so far with this! I am a happy guy!