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make damn sure you put that tab retaining washer behind that special nut on the oil "filter" my nut was loose and the only thing that saved the engine from being completely destroyed was that tab washer holding the nut in place i'm writing like pete t with no punctuation or capitalization now


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Scott,
VERY GOOD POINT!

If that oil filter starts wobbling because that nut is loose you lose all oil pressure and will hopefully destroy the engine that way before you destroy it by having large metal objects flying around inside the primary.....which could also cause a very bad day when it locks up the rear wheel.
I've noticed the cranks on these engines hold up...but they take a beating in vibration, if something is not right it's going to come loose.

Scott, did you check the surface of the oil-joint on the filter and the cover? The thing that went bad on that engine before you bought it? Err....maybe that's why you want a new filter access cover.

Good reminder...I'm going to buy one of those special sockets instead of using my crappy home made jobby. Where'd you guys get yours?
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Here's another tip.

While preparing an oil filter access cover to ship to Scott (I can't send dirty, damaged or malfunctioning parts). I was cleaning out the passages with brake cleaner and it just didn't seem like enough flow was coming through the spring joing to the filter...kept at it a while then said screw it I'll take it apart and see what the problem is....
See the gooey rope gasket that was jammed inside the spring loaded fitting?



What's up with that? Surely this couldn't have gotten in there by itself, it's not entertwined lint and shit...it's a piece of rope gasket that was neated wrapped around inside with what looks like the purpose of cutting off oil flow. Did someone do this to bypass the filter that they probably destroyed trying to get the little cover off? That's my guess. You can block off flow to the filter without stoping flow to the engine.
Just another thing to check during engine assembly...can't be too careful checking out the oil supply.
JohnnyB




Edited by - jbranson on May 31 2005 02:48:00 AM
 
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