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Crankcase Oil Retaining Grub Screw
« on: 20.11. 2019 19:28 »
I understand that the grub screw, which holds the Oil retaining spring & ball in the timing side crankcase is 5/16".

Is it 5/16" whit?

Mine was almost impossible to get out and I need to re-dress the thread. The fragments that came out look like whit form.

Thanks
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Re: Crankcase Oil Retaining Grub Screw
« Reply #1 on: 20.11. 2019 19:48 »
I think It's safe to tell you that any threads in BSA aluminium cases were originally Whitworth.
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Re: Crankcase Oil Retaining Grub Screw
« Reply #2 on: 20.11. 2019 20:27 »
Hi Terry,
  I am 100% sure it is 3/8" BSW. Having just replaced mine. The 3/8" BSW taper tap cleaned it up perfectly. Another member advised me to use a taper tap, and you want the plug to tighten with a drop of Loctite 569. The plug should end up to be flush with the crankcase surface. If I were you, I would wait until a few others also confirm this.
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Re: Crankcase Oil Retaining Grub Screw
« Reply #3 on: 21.11. 2019 02:21 »
Just recently watched a video where the machinist working on A7 cases made a cupped version of the screw that provided for more threads at work.

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Re: Crankcase Oil Retaining Grub Screw
« Reply #4 on: 21.11. 2019 04:09 »
Hi Richard,
I have done a similar mod.
Richard (Western Oz)

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Re: Crankcase Oil Retaining Grub Screw
« Reply #5 on: 21.11. 2019 19:04 »
G'day Terry.
While your in there why don't you do the A65 type mod where the ball seats against the pump?

Richard, are those parts for the A65 type mod?
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Re: Crankcase Oil Retaining Grub Screw
« Reply #6 on: 22.11. 2019 00:14 »
Hi Musky,
I use the A65 spring in place of the much weaker A10 spring, but in the original location.
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Re: Crankcase Oil Retaining Grub Screw
« Reply #7 on: 22.11. 2019 09:24 »
Like the modified grub screw with the cup, what spring are you using?
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Re: Crankcase Oil Retaining Grub Screw
« Reply #8 on: 22.11. 2019 09:26 »
Hi Muskrat,

I've heard of this mod. Do you used the back of the pump as the sealing face?
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Re: Crankcase Oil Retaining Grub Screw
« Reply #9 on: 22.11. 2019 19:18 »
I understand that the grub screw, which holds the Oil retaining spring & ball in the timing side crankcase is 5/16".

Is it 5/16" whit?

Mine was almost impossible to get out and I need to re-dress the thread. The fragments that came out look like whit form.

Thanks

In the Service Literature, Scans, Links, Documents section of this forum is a post called Nut & Bolt part # chart
Download it , print it out and keep a copy in the workshop.
Look up the part number and then check what the thread is.
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Re: Crankcase Oil Retaining Grub Screw
« Reply #10 on: 22.11. 2019 21:12 »
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Re: Crankcase Oil Retaining Grub Screw
« Reply #11 on: 01.12. 2019 15:21 »
Hi Guy's thanks for all your input. I think I understand the problems now and I will let you all know how I get on.

Cheers Terryb
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