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Old 8th June 2011, 10:51   #31
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Default Re: Pulsar 180 Engine Overheating, emits White Smoke - Please help

25k kms is not big mileage to get the piston rings to wear, but you never know the manufacturing quality and all other parameters which vary in design and manufacturing. One of my friend used to ride his splendour hard. He had to replace the piston block in 18k kms. Better check one by one.Also check for proper valve seating and if required to valve grinding from a good guy.But all these points later, first try the different oil alternative.
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IMHO, being a twin spark engine, the Pulsar engines become hot very quick and this grade should not make much difference (at least to me!)
No, it's not the twin spark. Reasons why Pulsars run hotter are these.
  • The aluminium alloy cylinder block, which gets heated and also dissipates heat faster,
  • The short stroke + high-revving (upto 11k rpm) engine.
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I have been using Motul synthetic oil in my pulsar 200 for the last 3 years and there is no problem with my bike.
Please do check with the local mechanic about the white smoke.
My fiero had this white smoke problem and they said reboring is the only way to stop it.however my bike is 9years old and has run more than 90000kms.
In case of doubt drain the motul oil and try valvoline semi synthetic or castrol power1 semi synthetic. Both are very good.
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From what i could garner this appears to be a case of fouled crank shaft oil seals by which the engine oil is getting entry into the combustion chamber. White smoke does indicate the consumption of engine oil. Also another check to this, is the engine oil getting low? Do check the oil for burning smell (slight tricky way)
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Old 22nd June 2011, 07:43   #35
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Apologies for the late update. Thanks for all the pointers guys.

The symptoms vanished after I changed the oil to Bajaj OE 20W50.

Combined with Shell Super unleaded, the engine now feels very comfortable

I also got inspected by the ASC and a mechanic and both ruled out any problems.

Lesson Learnt: Check for the Genuineness of every product carefully while buying. Do not buy it when it suddenly becomes easily available off the shelf.


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In case of doubt drain the motul oil and try valvoline semi synthetic or castrol power1 semi synthetic. Both are very good.
I don't think Castrol Power1 will be suitable as it is graded 15W40. I need an XW50.

Can you please PM me where are you buying the Motul Fully Synthetic?
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I don't think Castrol Power1 will be suitable as it is graded 15W40. I need an XW50.

Can you please PM me where are you buying the Motul Fully Synthetic?
I have sent a PM.
I am not sure about the Castrol power 1 but i tried it once and thought it was really good.
Valvoline is also very good.cheaper alternative compared to highly expensive Motul.
Try valvoline before going on to fully synthetic.
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Today I noticed overheating in my Pulsar 180 DTSi UG3 bought in Feb 2007 that has run 57842 kms.
The heat can be felt near my feet. It is too much heat to bear.

I had replaced the Engine Oil at 57017 kms on 19-01-2017 with Shell Advance AX5 20W50. Even the previous oil was the same.

Should the bike be checked for emitting white smoke while the engine is hot or can be checked even when the Engine is cold?

What could be the problem?
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