Small oil leak


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bjcrit
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Small oil leak

Postby bjcrit » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:59 pm



I have an 81 GL 1100 std., which has developed a slow oil leak.
I thought at first it was the valve cover gasket on the R side, but on closer inspection I have discovered that it is more likely the Tach cable that is loose and oily on the R fuel pump.
1: Does that make sense to you?
2: How do you get the darn thing out to replace the O ring? Or do I need to?
Questions and suggestions are always welcome.
Thanks Guys
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virgilmobile
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Re: Small oil leak

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:09 pm

Remove the upper bolt that holds the fuel pump on.The tach cable will pull right out.Stick on a new O ring and put it back.Easy peasy.

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Re: Small oil leak

Postby bjcrit » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:03 pm

There are two bolts that hold the thing on, accually, there are two that go into the valve cover and two that hold the top half of the fuel pump. Do I need to take the two off of the valve cover?
I took off the two from the top half and tried to pull the tach cable out when I noticed it was loose, but I didn't want to pull very hard as I didn't know what was holding it in there. Does it screw in or bolt in????
Thanks for the help :)

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virgilmobile
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Re: Small oil leak

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:36 pm

I'm going from memory so bear with me.I think the inside bolt that holds the whole assembly on is the one that retains the cable.It's the one that holds the unit to the head.

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RBGERSON
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Re: Small oil leak

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:13 am

VM has it right, one bolt on the engine side of the tach/pump housing holds the tach cable in place..the end of the tach cable cover has a groove in it that the bolt slides through. Note when reinstalling the bolt be careful they strip easily don't over tighten..


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