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Old 09-04-13, 08:10 PM   #1
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Hi, Novice requesting advice please! I think I may have put too much oil through filler plug above governor into spiral gears. Will that cause any running problems and if so, can I get it out without too much trouble.

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Old 09-04-13, 08:23 PM   #2
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I wouldn't have thought that would cause problems, all it needs is a couple of squirts from an oil can every now and then. What running problems are you having?

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Old 09-04-13, 08:31 PM   #3
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It would end up in the main sump I think. I believe there is a big hole from one side o the other.
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Hi, Novice requesting advice please! I think I may have put too much oil through filler plug above governor into spiral gears. Will that cause any running problems and if so, can I get it out without too much trouble.

Many thanks for any advice.
Na mate, be fine.

That is just a tray to hold a little oil in for the gears, once the engine is running it is kept full by the dipper splashing about in all the oil in the sump, the plug is only for initial filling when overhauled or moved.
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As stated, its all connected to the main sump, so if you think you have overfilled her, then undo the main oil filler and if the engines level and it runs out after removing the cap then let it run till it stops..simples :crazy:

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Old 09-04-13, 09:57 PM   #6
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Many thanks for all the reply's. Filling like crazy this afternoon but if it's all gone into main engine sump I will remove main filler cap and allow to drain. Horrible feeling i'd done something totally stupid !!! Poor running later was more likely caused by carb flooding. I say 'flooding' , but I'm not sure if it's flooding or just leaking from union. Sometimes it pays to be stupid-but not always!!!

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Not really stupid, just lacking in knowledge.
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Old 10-04-13, 12:32 AM   #9
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Many years ago when my Gran was allowed to drive she phoned and asked about car maintainance. I told her she needed to make sure it was full of oil, how to locate the filler etc. It was after that phone call I had visions of her buying 20 litres of oil to fill the engine like I told her.

I popped out to the shed too and had a look inside my D and there is a great big hole from the gear area to the main sump and only about 1/4" of oil remains sat in the gear area.

Edit: They don't have proper oil seals on the crank. They just have a spinner to fling the oil off inside the engine so don't tip your engine forwards towards the flywheel..unless you like oil dribbling out.

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Not really stupid, just lacking in knowledge.
Some of us stupid people are quite knowledgable in some areas. :crazy:
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