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Offline LJ.

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Oil Tanks. Poorly Made?
« on: 23.07. 2009 22:04 »
I dunno... I don't seem to have much luck with later A10 oil tanks. Is it a common problem that they are prone to splitting along the seam just by the oil inlet/outlet holes? Possibly by over tightening or the use of a rubber bung between the tank and frame, assumerbly to stop rattle. I have had two tanks that have been welded and two that have leaked when oil is hot.
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Re: Oil Tanks. Poorly Made?
« Reply #1 on: 27.07. 2009 13:09 »
Yeh,
I had to fix one once too.
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Re: Oil Tanks. Poorly Made?
« Reply #2 on: 27.07. 2009 18:29 »
Mine split once, around the base of the top/rear mount, but that was only because it didn`t have the front rubber mount connected  *doh*

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