So back to the smoke issue.... I rebuilt the top end. I noticed that there was a fair amount of oil in the bottom of the engine. Enough that the bottom of the piston rod came back up wet when I turned it...see picture in a previous post.
I assumed there has to be some oil there to keep the...
Also..... spark plug wires. When I follow them back to the coils they seem opposite to each other. How do I know which side of the coil goes to which spark plug. That doesn't seem to be covered in the manual either.
Well that was almost a waste of 2 days. I got it all back together.... compression is equal between the cylinders but a bit lower....between 135-140 psi.
Still smokes like crazy but it runs on the starboard side.
Can't get the port side to idle at all.
Plan: tackle the port side carbs and get it...
I got the starboard side engine started but I think there's a problem. Video attached.
It is idling at about 3000rpm with no throttle.
The smoke is pretty obvious.
The metal "tinking" sound seems to go away when I pull the trailer strap, so I'm pretty sure it's a trailer issue.