oil in tach/fuel pump base


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robertdawber
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oil in tach/fuel pump base

Postby robertdawber » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:58 pm



I thought no oil made it into this space? (At least I thought i read that)
I took it off and found oil pooled at the bottom of the unit. Is this normal?
Bob



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RBGERSON
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Re: oil in tach/fuel pump base

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:54 am

yes it should be there..lubes the tach drive and pump bottom.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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RB

robertdawber
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Re: oil in tach/fuel pump base

Postby robertdawber » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:38 am

Thanks. It makes sense but elsewhere on the forum the opposite is said.
Bob

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Re: oil in tach/fuel pump base

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:00 am

There is a debate about that..
My personal thoughts...
There is no camshaft seal between the housing and the head on the camshaft...A seal cannot be put there either..even tho there is a casting place for it..It won't fit over the worm gear..I even tried...
There is a casting area that a seal could fit into but i believe that the head is simply machined for either side..One head fits either side..just the cam is changed.....
Also..the tach cable does in fact have a "O" ring seal to prevent oil from seeping out..
Lastly..I would prefer to see oil in there..it would be more likely to keep the fuel pump contact lever and worm gear lubed better and last longer than a smear of grease.




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