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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:47 pm 
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Those of you at Retro Rides Gathering last year might remember I had smoke coming out of the bonnet vents as I arrived last year. Oil was being blown out of one of the plug tubes then running down the rocker cover & burning on the exhaust manifold, hence the smoke.
I was a bit concerned as this meant the engine breather wasn't working properly.
Well I drove it home after the show, stuck it in the garage & left it.
I purchased some ali plug tubes as a 2nd hand pair came up on ebay so today I fitted them & investigated the problem.
Plug tubes were easy to fit so hopefully no more oil down the plug tubes, while the rocker cover was off I also retorqued the head.
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The breather problem was simple, the oil catch can I had fitted was pretty full which was partially blocking one of the breather pipes, anyway a quick job to empty it, I was surprised at what came out:-
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Horrible mayo like gloop, I can only imagine this is oil mixing with condensation, I have waterless coolant so can be that, is this normal?
Anyway it is all back together & ready for it's MOT next week, with a bit of luck all will be OK & I'll be able to attend the New Forest Run that I have missed for the last 3 years.
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The best bit of news is for the first time since I built MSO the clutch is not stuck after the winter lay up. :D
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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:11 pm 
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Hi Tony, looking good! 👍

I think that's normal for a catch tank, if you think about it, any moisture in the oil is cooled rather than going back into the combustion process and emulsifies the oil around it.....mine looks a little similar so I hope that's the case! :)

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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:05 am 
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Cheers Shaun.

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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:08 am 
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What Shaun said! The cambox is pleasantly devoid of mayo so you should be fine.

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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:45 am 
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Here in NL we call that a Belgium engine.

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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
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I wouldn't put that on my Chips/Fries :lol:

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