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Old 04-09-2013, 04:41 AM   #226
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My 73 two-shoe drum Eldo doesn't have that additional part. There's just the fork-top nut (plug in the parts book 1250-4500) that threads into the fork tube.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:44 AM   #227
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My old guzzi does not have what you would call a proper oil filter, just a gauze in the sump. so I am thinking of adding two diesel inline fuel filters to the head feed pipes. one on each side to keep the oil pressure the same to both heads.
Now normaly according to my research filters are usualy fitted on a return line to the oil tank, but as the Guzzi doesn't have an oil tank, I therefore have no return line, so would fitting in a feed line cause problems, or is the return line thing just to stop debris reaching the oil tank as I suspect.
This is what I am thinking of fitting...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PETROL-DIE...ht_1415wt_1075

What do you all think?
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:20 AM   #228
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Hey Kev this issue has been round and round and most of the guys riding theses bikes any distance would tell you that the factory setup with no filter is ok as long as you keep the oil changed often and clean the sump.
As far as adding filters they should be on the output or pressure side of the oil pump, but if you were to add externally then I would be concerned about extra places that could leak high pressure oil and if not caught quickly could mean big trouble for your new engine...just my $.02
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:18 AM   #229
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I wouldn't, but it's your bike. Where the loops need an oil filter is in the feeds to the mains and rod bearings, not the little amount of oil that lubes the rockers.

You can convert the old blocks to add a filter, but it's a lot of machine work.

Drop the sump, clean the screen and pressure relief valve, and thereafter just change the oil often. These things go a long way without a real oil filter.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:20 AM   #230
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My old guzzi does not have what you would call a proper oil filter, just a gauze in the sump. so I am thinking of adding two diesel inline fuel filters to the head feed pipes. one on each side to keep the oil pressure the same to both heads.
Now normaly according to my research filters are usualy fitted on a return line to the oil tank, but as the Guzzi doesn't have an oil tank, I therefore have no return line, so would fitting in a feed line cause problems, or is the return line thing just to stop debris reaching the oil tank as I suspect.
This is what I am thinking of fitting...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PETROL-DIE...ht_1415wt_1075

What do you all think?
Are you going to put a couple of hundred thousand miles on that bike? If so, it might be worth it - but probably not. I wouldn't bother.

The PO had put an external filter on my Eldo. On one trip I limped back from the Gaspe Bay with oil pissing out of the connectors. Its just one more potential source of leaks and road damage. My other roundfins are just fine without!

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Old 04-11-2013, 10:40 AM   #231
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just asking questions my friends, we don't learn if we don't ask....
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:51 AM   #232
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just asking questions my friends, we don't learn if we don't ask....
Kev,
I hope that didn't come across as snotty - if it did, it certainly wasn't intended. I asked a similar question over on Wildguzzi early in my Guzzi life.

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Old 04-11-2013, 11:04 AM   #233
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not at all Nick, no worries mate just thinking out loud really, as I wait to get time at the lock-up
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:58 PM   #234
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Hey Nick, that 750S rocks man, I see one of those in my future
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:18 AM   #235
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Just a short bimble on my Guzzi...

Just to warm it up so I could change the oils, and find the stripped threads left by a previous owner, that now need sorting out. Luckily they were only on a level screw, and not a drain plug.







I now have a new oil leak, after curing all the others, this time from the distributer, I guess there is an oil seal or o-ring at the base where it goes into the block.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:23 AM   #236
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There is only so many places that oil can leak from Kev and you're fairly workin your way through them. Every one cured mate is a winner. Wish I could get started on the Ambo but must get the rest of the fleet ship shape first. Out on this years maiden voyage on the B33 today. God I love big British singles!
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:37 PM   #237
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Takes a gasket.....Can't believe you are fretting over a few oil leaks on the Guzzi....you ride Brit bikes also don't you
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:01 AM   #238
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Takes a gasket.....Can't believe you are fretting over a few oil leaks on the Guzzi....you ride Brit bikes also don't you
I am calling this bike the Exxon Valdez, it is embarasing, I have greenpeace following me everywhere I go
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:48 AM   #239
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At last work and life have eased off a little, and I was able to drag the Guzzi from the lock-up, and take it for it's annual MoT (Ministry of Transport) road worthiness test. and it passed without any advisories. Way to go little guzzi.
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:07 AM   #240
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Do any of you know the "New" length of fork springs ?

I have finally managed to get my fork legs out, all I need to do now is make a tool to undo the seal holders? if any of you hve such a tool, could you post a picture or two with measurements please.
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