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sump oil screen

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by reed, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. reed

    reed XS400 Enthusiast

    i ended up pulling my clutch cover because it was just slipping to bad, couldnt ride like i like to. the plates mesured to thin, while waiting on the order i pulled the sump screen plate every thing looked great so went to put it back on and saw the arrow on the plate and on the screen it reads front. but when trying to put the sceen back in it doesnt seem to stay up there as when i pulled it down unfortanatly i didnt look up there real good before pulling down so thought i would ask the experts. am i doing it wrong. sounds silly such a simple thing but i cant find to much about it in the manual. it just says to reasemble. thanks
  2. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin

    the legs on the screen don't sit very well on the plate, you have to balance it on the little "pegs" on the plate and offer it into the sump. Then get your little screws and tighten diagonally to prevent warping.
    The torque is quite low on these and its easy to shear the bolts off. (10nm)
  3. reed

    reed XS400 Enthusiast

    appreciated dewpy just wanting to be sure before torqueing down.
  4. Mine fits up in the opening snuggly and stays put until I put the cover on.
  5. lhaolpa

    lhaolpa XS400 Junkie

    I think a lot of these type things are examples of quality control,figuring that it won't need to be a precise fit.Hey,Houghmade I was watching the boob toob and discovered that you share something with Orville Redenbacher:Valparaiso In. lha
  6. Our native son! We have out big "Popcorn Festival" every September.
  7. Sorry to revive an old thread but I just came across this very problem(shearing off the bolt head from too much tension). I was using my stubby ratchet thinking it wouldnt be strong enough to break anything but then one of the heads snapped right off. Luckily I was able to get the rest of the bolt off with some pliers. Now I gotta buy some replacement bolts. Maybe the replacements will be made of stronger metal(is it possible that the metal on the old bolt has become weakened through age/heat and all the oil changes over the past 30+ years?

    Anywho, my main question is what do you mean by tightening diagonally? should I be using a small wrench instead of a ratcheting socket wrench to prevent over torquing the bolt again? Thanks!
  8. Do not tighten in a circle, tighten one bolt a bit, then the one diagonally across from it and so forth. Don't tighten any bolt all the way on the first try either. It's like using a star pattern when tightening lug nuts on a car. Tighten a little, go across, tighten a little, go across, etc.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2012
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  9. arfstrom

    arfstrom XS400 Guru

    That just means, find the opposite side screw, that in the kitty corner from where your at. so if you were to look at the number of screw, like your oil sump, and where to number them similar to that of of a clock, you would do your 12 o'clock screw and then your 6 o'clock screw. then you would pick on the 9 o'clock screw, then the 3 o'clock screw.

    Just like tightening a tire, from the first one you do, to the one directly opposite, to the next one, to the next one across. Diagonal or across. I found the crank case tightening sequence, but it doesn't get into the sump. I hope that helps

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  10. Ahh that makes sense, thanks a lot guys!

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