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Offline stanwhite

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Oil leaks
« on: 01.07. 2018 22:01 »
Well...  My '61 SA GF was bone dry after a run yesterday. Not a single drop.

But I did not go far, and round local roads, so low speeds.

 When I go on the motorway, there are "oil issues". Not from the top, that is now always dry, but from "somewhere around the crankcases"

My question:  Could this indicate that the timed breather is not working that well, and maybe needs a new cork disk?

Thanks,

 Stan.

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Re: Oil leaks
« Reply #1 on: 01.07. 2018 22:13 »
Hi Stan,
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Could this indicate that the timed breather is not working that well, and maybe needs a new cork disk?

Well this would be the easiest thing to check, it could easily be the problem
I would think that 80-90 % of BSA's will blow some oil out the breather at motorway speed though  *????*

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Re: Oil leaks
« Reply #2 on: 01.07. 2018 22:56 »
Thanks Chaterlea25,

 Had a feeling it was a possibility. More spanner work! *smile*

Not likely to be blasting a 57 year old bike up a motorway though, at least not often. I got modern iron for that, but the Beezer is just a beautiful ride at a leisurely pace. And it is "continent" at last!!!

Cheers,

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Re: Oil leaks
« Reply #3 on: 01.07. 2018 23:49 »
I wouldn't worry if you see a bit on the floor when its been out and about, it always creeps and looks worse than it is. I only had an 80 odd mile run today and she had some under her when I got home, I stuck my head under and the chain and breather between them had been having a party.... I don't blame them the weather was scorching and she was on fire, well thanks to me, ally reverse cones at anything over 4000 rpm best music ever

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Re: Oil leaks
« Reply #4 on: 02.07. 2018 12:10 »
BSA's don't leak, they just mark their spot *ex*
Just been in the shed for a few hours trying to find where the rHond whore is leaking from.  *pull hair out* It's like Pecks Paste, "a little goes a long way".
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Re: Oil leaks
« Reply #5 on: 02.07. 2018 13:36 »
Yeah...  But I own the garage, not the Beezer, and I don't want it wee-ing on my nice clean tiled floor!  :-)

I know where my leaks come from, 'cos there is golden oil in the gearbox, green oil in the engine, and brown oil in the primary chaincase.

All this grief, lots of bad words, and then you get on it and ride it, and all is forgiven...!  :-)

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Re: Oil leaks
« Reply #6 on: 02.07. 2018 13:49 »
I don't know where my leaks come from, 'cos there is dirty oil in the gearbox, dirty oil in the engine, and dirty oil in the primary chaincase.   *smile*

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