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    DLE 55 rebuild problem!?!?!

    rebuilt my DLE 55 after it scored the side of the piston and cyl and messed up the ring. so I bought a new cyl, piston, gaskets and bowman ring.

    cleaned everything up, assembled it...

    started right up... after the 2nd tank of gas when i landed it sounded funny. checked it all over... seemed fine....

    flew a couple minute on the 3rd tank and i could hear it running funny. so I landed... then noticed a little bind or something goofy as it was going through the compression stroke..

    pulled the motor apart and this is what I found....

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    any ideas? ever seen this?

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    Looks like during the rebuild something got left in the engine.

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    Tore the whole motor apart looks like one of the needle bearings in the crank failed


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