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Oil pump questions #783653 09/07/19 3:33 am
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I have the oil pump open on the bench. Just a couple of questions.
1. What sort of sealant was used between the two sections and the end plate? It appears that there was some very thin sealant used on assembly.
2. I noticed a date scratched on the body, 6-75. I've seen this scratched on the body of A65 oil pumps, and it corresponded to the manufacture date of the bike. In this case the bike is a '72. Does this mean that at some time the pump was replaced with a later one?


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Re: Oil pump questions [Re: DavidP] #783682 09/07/19 2:46 pm
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1. Originally Shellac.

2. Yes, replaced.

Re: Oil pump questions [Re: DavidP] #783755 09/08/19 6:41 am
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OK, I assembled it using thinned Indian Head gasket cement. That's shellac.
All looks good to go.


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Re: Oil pump questions [Re: DavidP] #783943 09/10/19 11:18 pm
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One new question:
My gasket set had two oil pump gaskets. One is about twice as thick as the other and slightly larger diameter. I had to use the thinner one to fit the cavity. The old gasket is as thick as the thicker one in the set. I do hope that using the thinner one will not cause clearance issues once the inner cover and drive gear are back on.


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