426 Oiling System Improvements???
Posted September 06, 2002 - 11:39 AM
Jerry in Deltona, FL
[ September 06, 2002, 02:43 PM: Message edited by: jerry426 ]
Posted September 06, 2002 - 12:15 PM
My only question is where did you get the .0025 of an inch number and do you think that change will be enough to notice a difference?
Posted September 06, 2002 - 12:22 PM
It seems to be common, these bikes look brand new inside. I'm always impressed.
Posted September 06, 2002 - 12:26 PM
Posted September 06, 2002 - 12:39 PM
Posted September 06, 2002 - 12:40 PM
Oops. I just read your page more thoroughly and saw that you've figured that little caveat out already.
Originally posted by Hick:
I dunno, you are robbing Peter to pay Paul with your idea.
Posted September 06, 2002 - 12:42 PM
Mark: That oil pump plate seems to only be available with the entire oil pump assy. I'm thinking they could have done a nicer job with the oil pump.....such as bolting an entire steel oil pump in there instead of running the oil pump rotors DIRECTLY in the aluminum crankcase.....which would allow replacement of the ENTIRE oil pump with out having to buy engine cases.....but then they'd not make as much $$$ selling parts I suppose....
Posted September 06, 2002 - 12:46 PM
I hope your experiment works out.
Normally you would think a jap bike would have a trouble free oil system.
Remember the original Honda Magna? (The first muscle bike) it was plagued with oil starvation on the top end. It just slowly destroyed itself, period. It was recommended to avoid warm ups completely, just fire it up and go to get the oil pressure up. The mod that corrected the problem externally routed oil from the main oil gallery to the top end.