if you are referring to the engine assembly lube i put the link for its intended purpose it to lubricate the engine during its initial start up just until the oil makes its way thru the engine and starts doing its job. once the oil is throughout the engine its no longer needed. its also just to keep metal on metal contact during assembly lubricated to protect from small dings or rubs while you put the parts together.How long can the lube last for?
Is the lube I one time protection just for the fitting up of the engine? And goes away once the oil pump starts running?if you are referring to the engine assembly lube i put the link for its intended purpose it to lubricate the engine during its initial start up just until the oil makes its way thru the engine and starts doing its job. once the oil is throughout the engine its no longer needed. its also just to keep metal on metal contact during assembly lubricated to protect from small dings or rubs while you put the parts together.
In addition the coating is to prevent metal on metal if there is oil starvation.what type of coating exactly were you referring to in your initial post?
there are some high tech coating used on engine parts like bearings but these are mostly used by higher end performance engines. there is some controversy surrounding their use. some claim they can increase hp, but under normal operation an engines journal and bearing surface are separated by a film of oil so its hard for me to understand those claims they are worth power.
some of these coatings can add some oil retention to the surface of the bearing which in the case of loss of pressure might help avoid damage for a very short period of time. so can the high tech coating possibly help prevent damage or increase engine life? i suppose so in some situations. however, im not sure of the cost involved in having these type of high tech coating applied to the journal/bearing surface but i think unless you are doing some very heavy hp modifications to the engine its pretty much overkill.
personally if it were me, i wouldnt spend the extra money on a f3 engine. maybe if i was doing an extreme build like a turbo hayabusa drag bike or the like id consider the coatings, but on a normal street bike build i think i could find more practical ways to improve my bike with the money i didnt spend on those high tech type coatings.
have you quoted any prices on having the coating you mentioned applied? just curious about the cost. i mean if it were not very expensive i would possible still consider it..
OK well am going to be there with the mechanic when its being assembled so I'll make sure chain lube is being used. Thanks.The oil light is good enough. I used to be a line mechanic and would experiment on customer's bikes. I used oil, molly paste, assembly lube, and then came chain lube. No comebacks, no oil smoking, no shop paying for burnt cranks because the chain lube failed? Then, the race bikes would be assembled with chain lube and we are talking piston skirts, bearing inserts, wrist pins, cam lobes, followers. My wallet squeaks when it sees 60 dollar bearing insert lube for only a one time assembly? And then there's probably some old manual saying lube inserts with engine oil. And that's the factory calling the ball.