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Old 11-28-2012, 05:12 AM   #1
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Replacing 950SE oil sight glass

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I sheared off one of the bolts supporting the oil tank. In trying to remove that broken bolt, I broke off an extractor in the bolt . I sent it to a machinist who used a water jet to remove those parts. The water jet hit one of the interior baffles which deflected it into the sight glass and blew it out.

I have another sight glass now and wondered if there is any trick to putting it in the oil tank? Or do you just push it in?

BTW, the machinist made a tapered seat and matching aluminum plug where the bolt had been, and then welded it into place. Drill and tap, and I'm back in business. And yes, I spent a half hour or so rinsing and rinsing and rinsing and rinsing out any metal debris left in the tank. Also, I know EDM machining would have been the ideal way to go (at least, so I've been told) but I had a time crunch and this was immediately available.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:41 AM   #2
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Not sure about the sightglass, but the waterjet near me uses a mixture of water and garnet to cut. Make sure you rinse that tank really well.

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Old 11-28-2012, 06:52 AM   #3
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The water jet used silica with the water. So yes, i rinsed and squirted alot. I also swabbed wherever I could reach with Qtips and haven't been able to find any grit. I'm gonna run some cheap oil up to operating temp. and drain that and change the filter too.

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Old 11-30-2012, 03:11 AM   #4
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no trick
be careful when fitting and that´s all

if you feel better put a little bit of seal silicone
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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The parts manual showed using locktite so that's what I did. I found a socket with the same diameter and used that to push it in until I could get the snap ring in its groove. So far, so good.
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