Originally Posted by HandOverFist
I too am confused at this point. Surely S&S sent back the same motor if nothing was found to be amiss in it. You say you still have the same issues/sounds and nobody can figure out what it is?
I'm back, as I said before, it was the Harley dealer. They screwed the whole job from the start.
I got my bike back this past Friday, 12-7, after they kept it almost a month after getting it back from S&S. It coughed, backfired and ran like a John Deere tractor. I got it home and looked on youtube on how to adjust the super e carb and adjusted it. I put on a set of Vance & Hines slash cut rounds and when I loosened the clamp the flange on the pipe connecting to the exhaust manifold almost fell off. the screws were loose.
By the way, S&S determined that when this dealership installed the engine they finger tightened the spark plugs, and that is why the engine was making the god awful scraping noises.
It was not S&S that was the cause, it was an incompetent dealership that I had done business with for 25 years.
Yes, they just sent the engine back to me, after adjusting the carb it runs real nice, but I'm working with S&S with possible leaks on the intake manifold or somewhere around the carb. This has been a nightmare. And Oh, by the way, they charged me $400 for the R&R that they caused.