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2018/05/12 22:33:33 (permalink)
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Kawasaki FE290D engine

Out of a Kawasaki Mule 550. Im rebuilding the engine, and today was Honing time. well, there are 2 spots it looks like the hone didn't even touch on the cylinder walls.
 see how its kind of "not honed"
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Re: Kawasaki FE290D engine 2018/05/12 22:34:39 (permalink)
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Should i take it to the machine shop and have them bore it out and hone it?
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Re: Kawasaki FE290D engine 2018/05/16 22:51:52 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Kawmule 2018/05/17 10:05:24
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So did you take it to a machine shop?
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Re: Kawasaki FE290D engine 2018/05/17 08:10:07 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Kawmule 2018/05/17 10:05:19
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First hopefully you're using a ridged hone to do the honing as the cylinder appears to be ovaled and tapered. This honing can not be done using a flex type hone unless you are just breaking the glaze.
 
If using a ridged hone you just got take it down to the next oversize or two depends on what oversize piston is available. If like Briggs which no longer provide anything over a +0.020" now and your needs to go past the available oversize you're in trouble and need a new cylinder assembly. Note: Kawasaki are using metrics so the over-sizing needs done in metric measurements.
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Re: Kawasaki FE290D engine 2018/05/17 10:03:36 (permalink)
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Sorry it took me this long to get back.  Took it the machine shop yesterday, they mic'd it and all was in spec. They said i wasn't pushing the hone in far enough to the bottom, so for 20 bucks and a lot better hone job than i did, i had the shop hone it.
so all is good now. And thank you for your Post avb, very informative.
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Re: Kawasaki FE290D engine 2018/05/17 10:04:21 (permalink)
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It could be it looks oval, i was taking the picture of it one handed (Shaking) on my tablet (crappy camera)
 
Kawasaki makes a 0.25 MM over piston, and a 50 mm over. They no longer make 75mm over.
 
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