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Old 14-04-2017, 08:35 PM
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This Trident is turning into a money pit, after the clutch being a pain and needing replacing, it now seems that the oil pump has the same idea, oil pressure has been a bit low and now its dropping to just about zero when hot, even with shimming the pressure relief valve, it also tends to smoke a bit when idelling,
So i suspect the pump is also not scavenging, so its back to Hyde for a new pump, just hope that the rod and center main are also not worn and contributing to the low pressure, i think its going to be a full engine rebuild during the winter .....if it makes it that long.
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Old 14-04-2017, 09:51 PM
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TBH mate I'd do the build now before it goes bang big style and costs even more.

Not good news.
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Old 15-04-2017, 09:01 AM
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Well since it needs a new pump, as i cant see any info for refurbishing the pump beyond checking clearances and perhaps grind the back plate,

So its logical to see if the pressure comes up to a near normal figure, then if it doesn't i will suspect the rod and center plain bearings, but if its not too bad, and i cant hear any odd taps or knocks beyond the tappets, i will hold off until winter, its not like I'm going to thrash it with the roads around here.
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Old 17-04-2017, 09:20 AM
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Apparently the general concenses from the triple community is that low oil pressure is pretty much always down to the plain main bearings being worn, so it looks like a full strip down...great!

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Old 17-04-2017, 09:30 AM
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That's a bugger mate...
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Old 17-04-2017, 11:11 AM
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Yeah! the title wasn't wrong, who knows what i will find, i don't think it been maintained very well, i am expecting the rod end bearings to also be in need of replacing/grinding.

I guess it could be worse and put a rod through the case like so many other have done with low oil pressure....apparently

I used to like building engines, but these days i am not so keen!
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