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Singles / Re: Oil pipe tap
« on: 01 May, 2018, 22:09:05 »
Very nice.

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Singles / Re: Oil pipe tap
« on: 01 May, 2018, 19:02:52 »
I wonder if you (om15) are the person I bought my bike from!

Out of interest, does anybody know which magazine this subject was in?

Phil.

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Singles / Re: Oil pipe tap
« on: 01 May, 2018, 16:38:01 »
Split the crankcase?  That sounds a bit too involved for me at this stage in my development.   Phil.

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Singles / Re: Oil pipe tap
« on: 01 May, 2018, 13:31:39 »
Mmm...maybe I need to think about this. The previous owner said he'd fitted the tap in order to cure the incontinence which was making the kickstart hard for him to operate (he had a bad hip.) He said the reason he hadn't addressed the problem at source - presumably the non-return valve - was that he didn't want to jeopardise the oil-tight seal on the casing surfaces.  Is getting to the non-return valve a big job? (probably enormous for the likes of me!) Phil.

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Singles / Re: Oil return
« on: 30 April, 2018, 23:23:36 »
So a quarter of a pint is about right?

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Singles / Re: Oil return
« on: 30 April, 2018, 22:03:47 »
I'm not convinced I'll be able to see air bubbles, given that my return pipe isn't transparent (it's black) - I won't be able to see them in the oil squirting into the tank, will I?   Phil.

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Singles / Re: Oil return
« on: 30 April, 2018, 19:28:30 »
Thanks Bess, but I'm not even sure where the timing plug or plate is on my bike (1965 B40F).

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Singles / Re: Oil return
« on: 30 April, 2018, 18:20:52 »
For me, nothing is simple.  But I'm slowly learning.

How do I prime the sump, ie where do I pour my quarter pint of oil in?

Also, how do I know returning oil is aerated? (the return pipe isn't transparent)

Thanks for your patience.

Phil.

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Singles / Re: Oil return
« on: 30 April, 2018, 17:07:33 »
Presumably if I do that then I won't need to put any oil in the sump as the kicking over will take care of that?

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Singles / Re: Oil return
« on: 30 April, 2018, 17:06:03 »
Ah, okay, thanks. And then I should see the returning oil within a few seconds of starting the engine?

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Singles / Oil pipe tap
« on: 30 April, 2018, 16:37:41 »
I think I saw an article recently in one of the classic bike magazines about fitting an external tap/valve in the oil feed pipe, in order to deal with incontinence. Does anybody know which mag and which date? I have got a tap on my bike (1965 B40F) but am wondering about re-doing it at some stage.  Phil.

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Singles / Oil return
« on: 30 April, 2018, 15:09:53 »
Please pardon my lack of knowledge again. I asked this on a previous message, but in case it got lost amongst other issues, here is my question again.  I have drained my engine oil and am about to  refill. When I start the engine, I assume that by shining a torch into the oil tank, I should see the returning oil squirting out of the return pipe into the tank?  How long after starting the engine should it take for the returning oil to arrive at the tank?  Thanks in advance.   Phil.

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Singles / Re: Oil return tube
« on: 29 April, 2018, 20:54:57 »
Yes, thanks. I guess the main thing is that the oil is getting back to the tank when the engine is running. I suppose I'll be able to see that happening simply by shining a torch into the tank and looking for oil squirting out of the return pipe?  How soon after starting the engine should the oil be arriving back at the tank?    Phil.

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Singles / Re: Oil return tube
« on: 29 April, 2018, 15:05:19 »
Many thanks Dabbist and everyone. I'm not doing anything with the information at this stage, but at least I now know what both pipes are.  Much appreciated. Phil.

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Singles / Re: Oil return tube
« on: 29 April, 2018, 13:33:43 »
If I'm understanding Dabbist correctly, the engines with the square sump plate had the second pipe. Mine is rectangular, but has a second pipe which looks very like the one on Dabbist's picture. So I guess there was some overlap, ie some rectangular ones had the second pipe, as Dabbist suggests, and the second pipe I can see is indeed a pressure relief valve pipe.

Where is the pressure relieved to?

Phil.

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