Just put new head gaskets on my 1100 and overhauled carbs along with new thermostat. Started engine runs fairly good but overheats and now has white smoke coming out of exhaust. Any suggestions on what I should do next? Would appreciate any advice please.
gafwing, It could be many things. First make sure the thermestat is not in backwards? (Not sure if this can be done on 1100 wings or not.) But it does happen on other types of engines... Do you know for sure the head bolts are properly tightened and in the proper order?, Head gasket on the proper side and all water ports running free. Cooling fan plugged in at the conn. and working? Just a few ideas to think about and make check.
Welcome to the GWOF gafwing , just a quick comment White smoke is always coolant,Blue Smoke oil,black Smoke gas.Did you run it long enough to burn off any excess coolant after the rebuild that may have got in a piston or valve. What do the plugs look like,any moisture? Did any coolant spill into the exhaust pipes.Overheating,is the coolant circulating. Check the simple stuff first.
thanks guys for the quick respones i did check the thermostat and is correct i did run it for a long time so i dont thing it is in the exhaust pipes. i got a little worried about the aftermarket head gaskets so i took the heads back off.i'm going to put honda ones on. my next question is what should my mixture screws be at ? i put them at 3 turns out what should they be at? i think i had a little black smoke with the white