Is summat hiding in among the triples?

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Alan H
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Re: Is summat hiding in among the triples?

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stevewharton wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:38 pm P.P.S. All "Steves" are really nice guys 8-)
OK Fred. :lol:
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Re: Is summat hiding in among the triples?

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Since buying the GS, it's always been slightly incontinent in that it wee's a few spots of oil after a run. Anyway, eventually had the exhausts off and saw that there was (wasn't?) a missing bolt in the sump plate and a slight weep from the drain plug. Well last week I got a new oil filter and sump gasket and had all the leaky bits off. Retapped the 'missing bolt' hole and with a smear of Hylomar on the new gasket faces it all now looks good. Drain plug sealed with a new washer and a twist of ptfe string on the threads. Went out for a short run (5 miles) and all seems well.
Now I've got to sort out the incontinent Hippo....... :roll:
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Proof that four strokes are over complicated
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Re: Is summat hiding in among the triples?

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Had another run on the GS and after the oil change etc. now runs much smoother and no puff of smoke on initial startup. Had a run out and pulls 8k through the lower gears, and 7.5k in top, but of course that could be a misprint officer!
All seems happy, but I wish I'd fitted a Dowty seal on the drain plug. I'm not convinced about that being totally happy, but otherwise running well.
Nowt straightforward is there?
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