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Re: Oil filter question for RGS
« Reply #30 on: 27.06. 2019 01:13 »
dutch that's a lot of messing about making a vent when all you have to do is move the crank a tiny bit with resting a leg on the kickstart, and the rest of the oil drains out, I think it gets vacuumed because my old sump plate had BIG holes muchos damage in it and in the days of it being stood a few weeks and wet sumping if I thought there was more in there I just prodded the kicker a bit and it all came out

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Re: Oil filter question for RGS
« Reply #31 on: 27.06. 2019 09:35 »
G'day fellas.
Both mine drain freely. The cafe is Bunn breather equipped and the A7 is std. The only vacuum is between my ears!
 Both have sumps with the drain plug forward, again no problems. *dunno*
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Re: Oil filter question for RGS
« Reply #32 on: 27.06. 2019 09:42 »
The only vacuum is between my ears!
Both have sumps with the drain plug forward, again no problems. *dunno*
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Re: Oil filter question for RGS
« Reply #33 on: 27.06. 2019 09:51 »
Fool that I am, I supposed the sump plate was being removed to drain the oil, so RD's comment that the gauze will hold the oil by partial vacuum and surface tension will hold true. Looks like drain plug out and a few kicks should effectively achieve a drier sump for a proper start up.

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Re: Oil filter question for RGS
« Reply #34 on: 27.06. 2019 11:48 »

 bergs- that's a fair call, but in my defense   *beer**fight* *beer* *fight*....
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Re: Oil filter question for RGS
« Reply #35 on: 28.06. 2019 20:07 »
Still doing it after filter bypass. Frank thinks it is a breather issue. Will check that out next week.