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Offline BrianK

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Eldo rear drive "sump" gaskets
« on: August 12, 2015, 05:40:22 PM »
These little you-know-whats are a PITA.  For me, they always stick and tear, necessitating a lot of clean up with a razor blade, etc., AND a new gasket.

Is anybody making an improved solution, like a silicone gasket?  Other tips?

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Re: Eldo rear drive "sump" gaskets
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 05:51:51 PM »
MG Cycle sells thicker green ones.  Light grease on both sides.  Whats worse is dropping that little sump to change the oil.  I get more on me and the floor than anywhere.
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Re: Eldo rear drive "sump" gaskets
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 05:56:26 PM »
Thanks Cam.

I do grease them. We'll see if it helps this time.

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Re: Eldo rear drive "sump" gaskets
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 06:15:04 PM »
I've often though about drilling a hole in the sump and welding in a "bung" for a drain plug. Would be a lot less mess that way.
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Re: Eldo rear drive "sump" gaskets
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2015, 06:27:51 PM »
In lieu of scraping the old baked on gasket with a razor or something harder than the base metal try slathering on a bit of Aircraft gel paint stripper. Turns gaskets to ooze in a few minutes and it can safely be scraped away with an old credit card or plastic chisel.

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Re: Eldo rear drive "sump" gaskets
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2015, 07:51:34 PM »
I've often though about drilling a hole in the sump and welding in a "bung" for a drain plug. Would be a lot less mess that way.

Why in MY day we DREAMED of havin a drain plug but nooooo........ we had to suck old gear oil out with a straw up our nose and sneeze it into a bucket!
But you try and tell the kids today that? They won't believe ya!

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Re: Eldo rear drive "sump" gaskets
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2015, 03:12:15 PM »
I've often though about drilling a hole in the sump and welding in a "bung" for a drain plug. Would be a lot less mess that way.

Ah!  I just looked up this thread to ask if anyone had ever tapped the base plate for a drain plug!  Without the base plate off, I couldn't remember if there was some reason (bolt would interfere with drive, etc.) that couldn't be done.  I may try it this time around.  Bloody PITA taking the base plate off each time.
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Re: Eldo rear drive "sump" gaskets
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2015, 03:42:27 PM »
You can drill and tap for 1/8" pipe plug. I have done a bunch over the years, the cover is quite thick.  DonG

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Re: Eldo rear drive "sump" gaskets
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2015, 03:49:29 PM »
Why in MY day we DREAMED of havin a drain plug but nooooo........ we had to suck old gear oil out with a straw up our nose and sneeze it into a bucket!
But you try and tell the kids today that? They won't believe ya!

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That's funny right there.   :laugh:

Also the actual method used to remove the 5 gallons or so of engine oil in a 671 marine Jimmy.  You can't jack the boat up to get to the drain plug so you suck it out the top. 

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Re: Eldo rear drive "sump" gaskets
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2015, 03:55:20 PM »
Why in MY day we DREAMED of havin a drain plug but nooooo........ we had to suck old gear oil out with a straw up our nose and sneeze it into a bucket!
But you try and tell the kids today that? They won't believe ya!

Luxury. What we wouldn't have given to have a straw.

We were so poor, we couldn't afford drinks with straws in them.

We had to remove the inlet port, gather a group of riders together and get them to turn the bike upside down, and beat on the sump housing using the smallest rider among us as a mallet, until the chunks of dead dinosaur gave up their grip on the ring gear and trickled back out through the inlet port.
Could be the timing chain or the kickstand spring

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Re: Eldo rear drive "sump" gaskets
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2015, 03:56:37 PM »
You can drill and tap for 1/8" pipe plug. I have done a bunch over the years, the cover is quite thick.  DonG

It's finned on the bottom. Do you tap the side?
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Re: Eldo rear drive "sump" gaskets
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2015, 01:03:01 PM »
Visit a buddy with a milling machine, give her a spot face where you like. DonG

 

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