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Offline Bryanj

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Re: Tappet covers
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2020, 08:40:27 PM »
NOT crap design or material just people tightening them up too much on old O rings

Offline bobv7

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Re: Tappet covers
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2020, 09:04:36 PM »
Probably done up by the same twats who tighten spark plugs like they're anchoring a aircraft carrier. >:(

Offline matthewmosse

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Re: Tappet covers
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2020, 10:12:23 PM »
Definitely a part where it pays to use a 6 point socket and I have bought engines or rocker covers where they were ludicrously tight either gorilla tightening or corrosion. An open jaw spanner or 12 pointer is more likely to round them off. By the time your wrenching them off with a pipe wrench and the top looks like it's been chewed by a large dog, I geuss silvers will be getting a call for new ones- though I have seen them put back in that condition.....
Got a 500/4 with rust and a sidecar and loadsa bits. nice and original and been round the clock

 

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