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Filling in the oil drain holes in the timing chain cavity.

I read somewhere you can fill in the four holes and let the oil drain through the upper two holes

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I am running timing gears two metal and a centre nylon.I am thinking the oil pump cog will then run in a bath of oil keeping down the noise and helping with wear. Now will the timing cavity fill up with oil which is unable to drain away or is the oil supply not that much to fill the cavity?My opinion on the timing gears with the nylon crank gear is that they are a hand grenade with the pin pulled. The nylon has no memory so it relaxes enough to firstly let the four countersunk socket head screws come loose, then they shear off, then trash your motor. Hopefully the engineer who designed these is hangin from a tree somewhere. Naa the drugs would have killed him by now! In fact I have an SP here with this very problem. ,,,

Posted on Nov 10, 2008


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Removal & Installation - 2.7L Engines
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Fig. Oil pump mounting bolt locations-2.7L engine

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I've seen this twice. Once was caused by a carburetor that needed servicing. It had leaked fuel into the engine and when started, the excess fuel was forced into the primary making the oil level in the primary/gearbox too high. When drained, you could definately smell the gasoline in the oil and the oil was much too thin.

On the other bike, the owner had a habit of filling the oil tank to the top mark prior to riding the bike. The oil stick is marked with two marks. The lower mark is "Full Cold" and the upper mark is "Full Hot". By filling the tank to the upper mark prior to riding the bike, he was overfilling the oil tank. He just happened to have a very tight fitting oil filler cap and instead of that blowing off when the oil expanded, the oil was forced into primary past the engine's sprocket shaft seal. As long as you can see the oil in the oil tank, it's safe to run the engine until it warms up. Top the oil level off only on a warm engine.

So, you must determing where the excess oil is coming from. If the correct amount was put in the primary but more was drained out, then something isn't right. Where did the extra oil come from? It had to come from somewhere and determining where it came from is the key to solving the problem.

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