Cooling system issues 79 GL

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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #31 by Track T 2411 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:47 pm

Robin1731 sells a nice replacement set of stainless bolts all ready to go just for this application. PM him for details...
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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #32 by CYBORG » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:47 pm

Robin, here on the site, sells a great allen head set of replacement screws
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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #33 by leggman » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:19 pm

I got the cover off with a little help from a two pound hammer and a chisel ( I am putting on new bolts anyway)
It was pretty nasty inside so I am glad I am doing this.
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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #34 by robin1731 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:57 pm

Read this. I got your PM viewtopic.php?f=6&t=63837

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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #35 by Shadowjack » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:42 am

A chisel is what I and my buddies always used--when Nixon was president. All the screws looked like that on those 305s. :-D

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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #36 by leggman » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:16 pm

OK, I have a few questions. I have a day or two before I get the bolts from robin to put this back together so I am in the process of scraping gaskets and spray painting. I have a few questions.
Should I use any gasket goop on the gasket that goes between the cover and the block? If so what kind?
should I put anything on the new oil pump seal before I install it?
What would the bolt torque be for the water pump/front cover bolts?
Thanks again for the help. Dave

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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #37 by 5speed » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:32 pm

I used a few thin dabs of rtv silicone on the engine block to hold the gasket in place.
I put vasaline on the water pump o-ring before I installed it.
torque specs for the 8mm bolts are 157-191 in-lb
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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #38 by leggman » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:41 pm

What bolts are 8mm. All of mine are 6mm

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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #39 by robin1731 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:17 pm

Read post number 34. It tells you to look at my thread for the bolt kits. Even has a link. Read it for a couple recommendations.

I don't use RTV on bike engines. Too much chance of it getting into an oil passage. I don't normally use anything on the cover gasket. But you could put some gaskacinch on to hold it in place.

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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #40 by 5speed » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:39 am

leggman wrote:What bolts are 8mm. All of mine are 6mm


my bad. lol 87 to 122 in-Ib for the 6mm
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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #41 by leggman » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:51 am

Ok, Thanks

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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #42 by leggman » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:03 pm

So, I am finally ready to put the front cover back on and it has been probably 30 years since I did one of these so The big question of the day is does the front cover gasket go on dry or with some gasket goop. The old gasket sure didn't want to come off so I don't know.
Back in the day I would use some indian head gasket shellac but that was a long time ago and I am sure that stuff is outdated by now.
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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #43 by robin1731 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:48 pm

Read post #39.

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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #44 by leggman » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:37 pm

Finally got the front of the motor buttoned back up with help from Robin 1731 and put new oil in. So far NO leaks. I will have to make three of the little washer thingies (collar, radiator setting) because I can only find one and that's probably all I had
to begin with. This is the bike that had a suzuki headlight on it.
Oh Well, at least some progress is being made.
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Re: Cooling system issues 79 GL

Post #45 by Track T 2411 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:49 pm

Looking good!
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