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Thread: Oil pipes

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    Oil pipes

    At 75k my Rex decided to start leaking oil from the oil pipe from the head to the sump behind the down pipes
    So off came the radiator and down pipes took bottom banjo bolt out and there was only a washer at the bolt head end so fitted new ones X2 inner and outer on banjo bolt
    I take it there should be 1 on the inside as well
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    Re: Oil pipes

    Quote Originally Posted by Toe Knee View Post
    I take it there should be 1 on the inside as well
    If you mean the banjo bolt that goes onto the sump , from the head , then there should only be one washer on the standard setup.

    Bolt - washer - banjo - spacer - sump , in that order.

    Providing the alloy spacer is in decent condition , after 75k ?? , it will seal against the steel banjo just like a washer would do.

    https://parts-b.kawasaki.eu/kepcc/ke...03&NAVIGATION=

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    Re: Oil pipes

    Kendo is spot on what he's saying. Kawasaki list that spacer as a washer in there parts diagram. Might be worth replacing this spacer at this time because of its age and the fact you've got an oil leak issue.

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    Re: Oil pipes

    I got a copper(Brass) one (Spacer) turned for me, much more resistant to the elements and looks like gold when polished.
    Birdie num num........

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    Re: Oil pipes

    Looks like the leak is at the spacer so how does the spacer come off is it threaded or push on ?
    red is so so cool

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    Re: Oil pipes

    Quote Originally Posted by Toe Knee View Post
    Looks like the leak is at the spacer so how does the spacer come off is it threaded or push on ?
    It just sleeves over the banjo.

    I used to make stainless replacements that came with two washers , if you ask on the forum there maybe some kicking about that have been un-fitted.

    One of the original threads here : http://www.zrxocboard.com/board/show...l+line+spacers

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    Re: Oil pipes

    Hopefully should have some brass ones kicking about in my tool cabinet at work if there the same size that is ?
    Thanks for the reply guy's it's off and looks like a shrivelled proun lol
    red is so so cool

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    Re: Oil pipes

    Quote Originally Posted by Toe Knee View Post
    Hopefully should have some brass ones kicking about in my tool cabinet at work if there the same size that is ?
    Thanks for the reply guy's it's off and looks like a shrivelled proun lol
    IIRC the internal bore size is 14mm , which is a decent fit on the banjo bolt. It will need to be fitted with aluminium or copper washers to get it to seal properly against the sump and inside face of the banjo fitting , brass ones maybe to hard to get a decent face to face seal.

    Also the brass may not be up to the job once it gets covered in road salt during the winter.

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    Re: Oil pipes

    Quote Originally Posted by kendo View Post

    Also the brass may not be up to the job once it gets covered in road salt during the winter.

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    I was just thinking about that so was going to look and see if I can get a metal yin
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    Re: Oil pipes

    Further to what Kendo said, Brass is too brittle and will eventually crack.

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