Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: West Central, Indiana
The bearings have been previously changed when whomever did the cam swap. Bike still retained original push rods as well.
My plan is to replace cams, and bearings. I had also thought about rebuilding or throwing a new oil pump on as well and planned to pull the bypass valve and make sure the passages are clean. basically thoroughly clean the cam chest area and all associated parts.
Dropping the oil pan, hadn't thought of that one and I like that. consider that added to the list.
Quick observation was only tensioner pad chunks were in the bottom of the cam chest. Really there are tiny orange pieces strewn thru out the cam chest. No metal pieces. I'm sure there are shavings or grindings is more applicable in there. The secondary tensioner looks like it was put on the grinding wheel basically. Oddly enough I googled what a tensioner was supposed to look like on google images to show a friend the difference and one of the pics looked just like mine. I will add a couple other pics here.
Smarty, You suggested draining out the "Sump". I'm unfamiliar with this area or how to perform this at the moment. Or if you're referring to the oil pan as the sump.
Once again, Thanks for the suggestions.
This pic shows the outer tensioner and some tiny orange pieces on the outside of the cam plate.
1999 Road Glide, 95" Andrews 37, Power Commander 3, D&D Fatcat 2-1, Big Sucker
Last edited by Bill-99RG; 03-07-2016 at 04:22 AM.