highdesert wrote: Should I do a compression check first? What should it be, cold or warm motor for the test?
What do you do, kick it over a number of times and see what the reading is?
Or can this issue just be ignored, let it burn a little oil and keep riding it?
frankdamp wrote: White is usually coolant with antifreeze, but that would be very rare in an air-cooled engine!
highdesert wrote:Thanks for the comments.
I will first take the suggestion of doing a cold compression check, and then a warm one. What is the acceptable compression number? Does the compression check tell me if the rings are sealing ok, or does it tell if the valves are fully closed, or maybe both. Any further tests to indicate more specific head or rings issues?
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