G oog le BadWeB | Login/out | Topics | Search | Custodians | Register | Edit Profile

Buell Forum » Big, Bad & Dirty (Buell XB12X Ulysses Adventure Board) » Timesert Drain Plug O-ring Problem « Previous Next »

Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Buellish
Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020 - 04:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I installed a Timesert oil pan repair insert in the oil drain in my swingarm.When I try to install the drain plug with a new o-ring
the o-ring deforms itself out from under the drain plug long before the plug gets tight.Any thoughts?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Tpehak
Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020 - 05:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Drill a hole in the plug head for safety wire, use treat sealant on the plug according service manual, hand tighten the plug not to squish the o-ring excessively, install safety wire. This is how I do.

https://www.buellxb.com/forum/showthread.php?52521-Complete-oil-change&p=579448&viewfull=1#post579448

(Message edited by TPEHAK on October 26, 2020)
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Mark_weiss
Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020 - 07:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The time-sert probably does not have the clearance needed for the o-ring. It is probably designed to use a flat, soft metal washer. Copper and aluminum sealing washers are available. When torqued, they seal the drain and also provide some locking force on the screw.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Tootal
Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 10:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You could also use an 82 degree countersink and countersink the time-sert so the o-ring has a place to go.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Teeps
Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 12:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Use an aluminum or copper crush washer and the Buell recommended thread sealant.
Between the two the drain plug will not leak.

I torque the drain bolt(s), to 12lb/ft.
Never had one leak, loosen or fall out....
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Buellish
Posted on Friday, October 30, 2020 - 04:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I bought a plug with a larger diameter sealing face,a brass washer and Permatex high temp sealer.We'll see how it works out.
« Previous Next »

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Bold text Italics Underline Create a hyperlink Insert a clipart image

Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and custodians may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Post as "Anonymous" (Valid reason required. Abusers will be exposed. If unsure, ask.)
Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action:

Topics | Last Day | Tree View | Search | User List | Help/Instructions | Rules | Program Credits Administration