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Author Topic: primary cover on classic engine  (Read 1575 times)

birdmove

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primary cover on classic engine
« on: January 15, 2008, 02:26:42 AM »
    Noticed my primary cover has a bit of a leak and was going to tighten the bolts. But it looks like its held in place by one large bolt? My RE manual actually seems to show its held in place by a bunch of bolts.

    jon
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Re: primary cover on classic engine
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 03:52:38 AM »
    Noticed my primary cover has a bit of a leak and was going to tighten the bolts. But it looks like its held in place by one large bolt? My RE manual actually seems to show its held in place by a bunch of bolts.

    jon

one bolt. mine tends to weap a bit as well. the primary cover on the electra has a bunch of bolts.

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Re: primary cover on classic engine
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 03:58:21 AM »
One bolt, however, don't be tempted to tighten that bolt too much, it's aluminum and will strip the threads faster than bob's you uncle.  I just let mine weep ever so slightly.

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Re: primary cover on classic engine
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008, 06:04:44 AM »
Not to worry...   you'll be in there soon enuff at your 500 mile service to check primary tension. Make sure seal is clean and mating surface is clean as well. any little debris can cause this.
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Re: primary cover on classic engine
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008, 03:11:51 PM »
I have put a layer of wheel bearing grease on the rubber gasket, It stopped the leak. I use type F atf
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Re: primary cover on classic engine
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008, 03:50:50 PM »
I have put a layer of wheel bearing grease on the rubber gasket, It stopped the leak. I use type F atf

I like this idea, thanks

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Re: primary cover on classic engine
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2008, 12:05:59 PM »
For what it's worth, we old 2 stroke Vespa scooter mechanics use wheel bearing greese instead of gasket sealer on every joint in the engine, including the intake.  It works very well and make disassembly very easy.  I resisted the idea at first and so was late coming to it, but now it's all I use.
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