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Speedo drive

PostPost by: shaun » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:21 pm

Hopefully cured Speedo drive oil leak , had housing machined to accommodate o ring
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PostPost by: jono » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:23 am

That's a great idea!
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PostPost by: Davidb » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:21 pm

Well done! Good idea.
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PostPost by: prezoom » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:31 pm

I did the same thing, but one more O ring between the angle drive and the adapter. So far no leaks. I guess I am just pushing the gear oil up to the next leak point.
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PostPost by: Concrete-crusher » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:16 am

How's it working ? I have the same problem made worse I think by switching to Redline mtf as it's thinner

Did you machine it yourself or get a machine shop to do it , and if so how much ?

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PostPost by: dontown1yets » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:58 am

Possibly a daft comment but the vent bolt blocking up does cause problems. Fitted in the wrong hole or replaced by a standard bolt wont keep a box oil tight
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PostPost by: prezoom » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:56 pm

Well, so far so good. Was replacing the slave cylinder on the S2 yesterday and that angle drive leaks like mad. Will keep watching the one on the Plus2 to see if it lasts. If it does, will do the S2. I machined both parts myself using O rings I had in my stash.
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