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Old 09-26-2018, 06:25 PM
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Default Ungoverned engine questions

I have a few questions about an ungoverned gx200 clone.
1. Is it safe to run this engine without a missing lash cap on the exhaust valve?
2. Should I upgrade to a billet rod and flywheel?
3. Should I get a flywheel offset key if not getting a billet flywheel?
And 4. Should I upgrade the valve springs and if so the rest of the valve train?
Right now the engine is nearly disassembled and about to be rebuilt.
The biggest thing that i'm worried about is the lash cap missing. Could this cause the retainer to fall off and allow the valve to fall into the cylinder, wrecking the engine during the re-break in period and wasting 25 dollars of parts and the internals? The rest will come later.
 

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