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Old 01-11-2018, 01:21 PM   #21
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Dave is right on. I also drill the oil passage also very important. You never know what you are going to find in that hole. Plus it fixes the tube from blocking the oil flow through the cap, if it is screwed in to far.

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Old 01-12-2018, 12:34 PM   #22
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drill the oil passage? sorry maybe a dumb question. never had one apart yet. which passage are you drilling out and cleaning?
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:41 PM   #23
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drill the oil passage? sorry maybe a dumb question. never had one apart yet. which passage are you drilling out and cleaning?
You remove the "galley" plug and then drill out the passage that runs along the bottom of the cap from front to rear. Use a 3/8" drill.
I will add some photos to my previous post late tonight of the process.
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photos pleas that would be great
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:14 PM   #25
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If increasing the oil return tube increases the oil flow, is it a good idea to also replace the stock oil pump with a high flow oil pump that some of the suppliers sell or modify the stock one?

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Old 01-17-2018, 04:05 AM   #27
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If increasing the oil return tube increases the oil flow, is it a good idea to also replace the stock oil pump with a high flow oil pump that some of the suppliers sell or modify the stock one?

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No, the stock pump gives all the oil the engine can use, and then some.
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No, the stock pump gives all the oil the engine can use, and then some.
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Thanks for the information.

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ok I see I think now drill out the length ways passage aswell to a larger size ive not had an A apart yet so thanks this helps lots. is that a lead or babbet cap that goes back on the end?
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Steel galley plug.
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ok and these plugs are available through regular supplyers ?
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:49 AM   #32
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Save the plug when you remove it; they can be re-used. If it is a loose fit, place the plug on an anvil and strike it with a hammer. The strike will flatten it and expand it at the same time.

New plugs are available at some suppliers. Snyder's has them.
A-6327-PL $1.00 / ea.

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