Re: Kung Fu grip? Or my bad?
- Hi John,
Glad you managed to get it done ....I use the OE Triumph Oil Filters and the correct size of O rings are supplied with each filter...
What I do do though is take the 'usually twisted' large O ring out of the box and flatten it gently using just the heat from my fingers and then place it between the pages of my Workshop Manual for a day or two.
Tiniest swipe of engine Oil in the Cover Channel is enough to keep it in place and smearing the O ring with new engine oil also prevents it from snagging up when the cover bolt is re-tightened - Important that the cover bolt is 'free to turn' within the cover...hold the cover still and tighten the bolt (18 Nm) is best.
Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
--- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, John <lmindlists@...> wrote:
> I think before the next oil change, I'll get to a hardware store to find some rubber o-rings of the right size.
> John H
- yep and dont push against the fins as they will then apply an equal and opposite (tightening) force
--- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "gordon2xbbb" <gordon.smith29@...> wrote:
> Part of the problem may also be down to the Operator of said 'correctly set' hand tool to apply sufficient Torque to undo the slightly seized Oil Filter Cover Bolt.
> It does mean getting down on the floor on your back and addressing the Cover Bolt face to face..Point of interest - removing those little plastic scallops or panels on the Fairing undertray gives much better physical and visual access to the Sump Area and these two bolts in question.
> So having got 'down and dirty' with your socket wrench correctly set to UNDO and using the shortest 17mm socket - no extension bars or knuckle joints please - place the socket on the bolt head, then place one hand to act as a 'brace' on the head of the wrench, pulling ever-so slightly against the force you are applying with the other hand to push the wrench handle away from you (that's undoing - obviously).
> This method should stop the wrench and socket 'slipping off' because you are now applying the turning force 'squarely' to the bolt head. Because you are looking at what you are doing you will be more confident that you are applying the force correctly, in the right direction.
> Nobody said Home Mechanics was easy...but most people can MASTER the basics with a little practice and a bit of guidance..
> I'm crap at all sorts of Computer and Video games, but I can de-tank a Trophy with my eyes shut - because I've had a bit of practice....NOW
> --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, scotia whiskers <scotiawhiskers@> wrote:
> > But don't forget, although it is a normal threaded bolt, it is upside down so it always seems to be the wrong way. Even after all these years I still prefer to use a selectable direction ratchet set the right way on a bolt I can see the right way up before I go for the ones underneath! 13mm on my drain plug too. And remember to take the filler cap off (after undoing the drain plug) to help it drain more freely. If you do that before the hot oil jets out and potentially up your sleeve with much more enthusiasm!
> > Owen