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Mickey mouse gasket woes
Posted 18 October 2007 - 07:53 PM
Posted 18 October 2007 - 08:08 PM
Posted 19 October 2007 - 05:23 AM
some over on the XT site have created a metal fitting of sorts to install inside of those ports to keep the gasket from being sucked in. one guy used muffler tape or something, the other guy is a machinist and made his own insert. i don't recommend it and i would never do that instead of just getting a new oil pump. i don't like the idea of introducing moveable, metalic parts that impede oil flow into the oil pump...particularly when it's not necessary.
Posted 19 October 2007 - 06:33 AM
You can try hand lapping it on a piece of plate glass (this works sometimes with hydraulic pumps), but a new pump (in this case) is so cheap, and a new motor considerably more expensive than a new pump, that only in some kind of extreme case, is it worth the bother, and risk.
Posted 19 October 2007 - 11:12 AM
Posted 20 October 2007 - 09:59 AM
Posted 20 October 2007 - 05:44 PM
Posted 20 October 2007 - 06:52 PM
i agree 100% with this being the only way to go. the other thing that i've seen done is to install a piece of metal that isn't rigidly fixed in position, that sounds like a terrible idea. if i were doing this, i'd tap and fit a piece rigidly to the pump.
cool, should be no problem with the right end mill , i have access to a full machine shop, ill search for then thred, thanks
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