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Checking primary and changing oil

Discussion in 'How-To' started by EJ, Jun 19, 2008.

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  1. EJ

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    Ok Start out by draining the old fluid, located under the primary.
     
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    Then remove the inspection cover to make sure most of the oil is drained.
     
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    Now remove the bolts around the primary cover and watch for any remaining oil.
     
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    Now that the cover is off you can look over the sprockets, chain, clutches, and tensioner. Made sure all nuts and bolts were tight.
     
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    Check your tensioner and make sure it is not loose or the teflon is wore out. If you have to tighten dont overtighten. Should have some deflection.
     
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    No excessive ware on mine looks ok.
     
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    Now I checked my sprockets and the teeth for excessive ware or chips all looks good.
     
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    Now I checked the cain and it lookes good no rollers missing or anything else.
     
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    Inspect the gasket and wipe out old oil to remove shavings from cover and inner primary.
     
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    Now reinstall the cover making sure the gasket is not piched then
     
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    Now reinstall the drain plug with pipe dope or your choice of sealants
     
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    Now fill with your choice of oil and reinstall the inspection cover and check for leaks.
     
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    Great How to for the Guys that wouldn't normally take on that job! Shows how easy it really is! :2thumbs:
     
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    Whats that big ding in this picture that you posted above the front sprocket nut ?? your post said----Now I checked the cain and it lookes good no rollers missing or anything else.
     
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    Good Job :2thumbs:
     
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    Good Job...

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    Well I think that there was three dings in it and it looked like it may have of been a crimp or something like it. If im wrong someone let me know.
     
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    good job E J :cheers: :up:
     
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    Do you need to replace the primary gasket with a new one or can you reuse the old one...?

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    the dings are indeed crimps that hold the compensator springs in the shell.
     
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