Oil level sight glass

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Oil level sight glass

Postby nab 301 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:22 pm

I think I need a new one.... I'm sure i'll be able to replace it quicker than it's taken me to upload this but just in case , has anyone replaced one :oops: and yes , I know it's Perspex, but glass sounds better,
ImageDSC_0193 (2) by Nigel Burgess, on Flickr
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Postby ceepee » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:39 pm

no soap and water in Dub these days?

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Postby nab 301 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:44 pm

You should have seen it before I washed it
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Postby mh374 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:32 am

Replaced mine last year and used Steptoe's method. Very quick and easy to do.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=315999

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Postby dysondiver » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:20 pm

hot nail works very well
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Postby BlackDuc » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:14 pm

Its pretty easy to replace. Once the glass is out use a seal puller. I made the mistake of trying to pry out from the edges. Ended up nibbling away on the outter lip. Made it way less fun to remove.
One of the instructions posted online says not to use any oil. I spoke with the head mechanic at my local BMW and he said they use a tiny bit. Drop on your fingers and rub around then rub off on towel then on the sight. I did it and it went in really easy..hasnt popped out yet!

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Postby nab 301 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:45 pm

Haven't fitted yet but i'll post up how (un)successful I've been when I do...
thanks for all the tips.
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Postby nab 301 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:58 pm

Only got around to doing this today.. :oops:
30 seconds to remove and a couple of minutes to replace.
I used this to remove.
ImageSAM_0765 (2) by Nigel Burgess, on Flickr
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