Author Topic: Sludge trap blanking plug removal  (Read 1169 times)

Online Billybream

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Sludge trap blanking plug removal
« on: 01.02. 2012 15:30 »
Just spent most of the morning trying to remove the sludge trap screws, the advice to drill 5/16" dia hole thro and hammer in cut off allen key did not work for me, only had 1/4 drive socket attachment x 5/16", so I stepped hole upto 3/8" dia and used 3/8" allen key, and used 1/2" drive socket attachment x 3/8". Screws now removed to reveal solid sludge, whole crank now in soak - For me sludge trap removal is a must during strip down.
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Offline Beezageezauk

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Re: Sludge trap blanking plug removal
« Reply #1 on: 01.02. 2012 21:49 »
Too true.....it certainly is a must.  Like you I get rid of as much crud as I can.  Then soak.  Scrape out more crud. Soak again then finally use compressed air to finish off.  It's got to be worth the effort.

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Re: Sludge trap blanking plug removal
« Reply #2 on: 02.02. 2012 12:39 »
Heres a tip for cleaning it out. A bronze cleaning brush from a 12G shotgun cleaning kit fits just right to get the trap really clean. You can buy them for about £10 on ebay.

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Re: Sludge trap blanking plug removal
« Reply #3 on: 11.02. 2012 08:36 »
 ????  is a IMPACT DRIVER a accepted method ???  
I want to clean mine out while I have the crank on the bench,
BUT..I'm not keen on drilling holes...   ????

EDIT:...now I got it..   ok just found this posting re REPLACEMENT caps...    *work*
http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php/topic,1072.0.html
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