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Old 05-07-2010, 06:02 PM
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oil delivery pipe mixing bolt?

Hey all.
Just adjacent to the oil delivery pipe, is a bolt that screws into the tranny housing, and I need to know what its supposed to be set at - buddy of mine thought it was the cam chain tensioner - does this have to be set exactly correct for the oil to have the proper pressure for the head?
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:12 PM
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Hey all.
Just adjacent to the oil delivery pipe, is a bolt that screws into the tranny housing, and I need to know what its supposed to be set at - buddy of mine thought it was the cam chain tensioner - does this have to be set exactly correct for the oil to have the proper pressure for the head?
The cam chain tensioner is in the front of the engine between #2 and #3 exhaust pipes. Its the only thing on that side about 6 inches or so down from the valve cover... Im not exactly sure of your reference but if in fact you are talking about the cam chain tensioner then my advice is dont try to do an adjustment without following the manual! Valves are easily bent if not followed. You can download an OEM and aftermarket one from member Catitonicbug's signature. GL and welcome to the site.
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:25 PM
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I know what the cam chain tensioner is

the silver bolt just below the lower end of the oil delivery pipe, sticking straight up


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Old 05-07-2010, 06:33 PM
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I think he's talking about the external oil line at the back of the cylinders, from the crankcase to the head but I'm not sure what bolt he's talking about. Apart from case and starter bolts, the only thing I can think of back there is the oil pressure sender.
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Ok, You beat me to it. Directly behind the banjo bolt for the oil pipe you should have an oil pressure sender with a wire attached to the top of it. If you just have a bolt then some PO may have removed it and plugged the hole. Check here for what should be there...


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Old 05-07-2010, 06:36 PM
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Pic link is no good, but assuming you're talking about where the oil pressure switch goes on the XS, or hmmm... Brain fart if it's an XJ. Any bolt/screw/sensor there is plugging a hole and has nothing to do with how much oil goes up that line.


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Old 05-07-2010, 06:43 PM
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this pic work?

ok.. we have an external oil line at the back of the head, it goes into the lower engine case, just next to this is a vertical silver bolt in the "tube" at the tip of the case, seems to be a mixing valve of some kind, for oil
its in the 32'd picture down at this page

http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25765

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Old 05-07-2010, 06:51 PM
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Nope, pic still doesn't work. If you go to the pic in Photobucket, hold the mouse over the one you want for a sec, a pop down box will appear. highlight and copy the last option that it says, then paste that in your message here.


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Old 05-07-2010, 06:52 PM
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First link still doesnt work but the other pics show a bolt where the Oil Pressure sender/switch should be.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:29 PM
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+1 b.walker5 said.....and again, oil pressure sending unit missing where bolt is.
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Sounds like everyone is on top of the issue. I just wasnt sure about what you were calling "adjacent" and didnt want you to "open pandora's box without knowing how to close it properly" if ya know what I mean.
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Pic link is no good, but assuming you're talking about where the oil pressure switch goes on the XS, or hmmm... Brain fart if it's an XJ. Any bolt/screw/sensor there is plugging a hole and has nothing to do with how much oil goes up that line.


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It would have to be an XS, Tod, to have an Oil pressure sending unit.

XJ's just have the oil level switch down in the pan, right?

I just looked at mine closer and I see there is a bolt in my XJ's block there, but it's all the way screwed into the block... just the head can be seen. That bolt I see in your pic looks really long...

Does anyone know from experience if an oil pressure sending unit installed there on an XJ works accurately for an electrical oil pressure guage as well?
I'd like to install one...
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Yeah, I knew the XS had the sending unit there, I was just trying to remember off the top of my head what the XJ has there.

The pressure gauge won't work with the XJ gauges. You might be able to set up an aftermarket gauge up on the handlebars or dash somewhere and make it work that way though. I'm like you... I would rather have an oil pressure switch versus an oil level switch.

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Old 05-07-2010, 11:27 PM
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Yeah, I knew the XS had the sending unit there, I was just trying to remember off the top of my head what the XJ has there.

The pressure gauge won't work with the XJ gauges. You might be able to set up an aftermarket gauge up on the handlebars or dash somewhere and make it work that way though. I'm like you... I would rather have an oil pressure switch versus an oil level switch.

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Definitely! Is the XS sending unit the only one that will work, or will any generic automotive unit do the trick?

I'd just add the guage into the faring, like I recently did w/ my Voltmeter.

Who knows? I might do the trick one day that Cody did to 'Zilla... remember? He'd installed a Vetter sound system unit in his faring, (w/o the sound system) and made a blank sheet metal panel to fill the holes, and installed all his guages there. It looked like the cockpit of a fighter plane... complete w/ altimeter! LOL

Seriously ... we should do this mod, ya know? That way, we'd have both guages... pressure & level.
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:31 PM
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All you need then is Oil Temp...

Not a bad Idea, I wouldnt mind workin a PSI and Temp gage into the cluster some where.
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