I’m a wet behind the ears Yowler so please bear with my “same old question” which they usually are from new oiks.
The pilgrim pump on mine is end of crank mounted. It seems to be pouring oil into the two Chambers at too fast a rate (fills chamber up on one side particularly) and when I turn the adjusters it doesnt appear to make much difference. I’ve stripped the pump and things seem OK inside.
Question. I will check by blowing down the feed line to see if the main bearing has turned in its housing (hope not) but if its not that could it be too thin oil? If not that what else might it be ? Which way should I turn the knurled dials to reduce / increase feed?.
Finally, if I ran it only on petrol oil mix would that damage parts of the engine?
Martin whatever you do ,do not run it as a” oil in the tank “2 stroke . the glands will not get any oil .Use “Ester based oil such as Silkolene “comp 2”.You screw the adjusters clockwise to reduce the flow. You are aiming to get 5 or 6 “spits” to a drop of oil but it must be regular. All the best with it Potty.
Glyn, thanks for taking the time to reply. I have drained the synthetic modern 2 stroke out and am now using 40 grade mineral oil as advised by Roger in his info notes way back. I have also fettled the spring loaded plungers which stop the adjuster from undoing. These were preventing them from going in far enough. As a result I noq have spit spit dribble 5 to 1. 🤣
I just need some decent cork clutch plates to finally get her on the road for the West Kent Rally. Did I read somewhere that there is a Japanese bike with the same footprint clutch plates? 😳
Hi Richard, I have contacted Graham about the clutch plates but also used thinners on the old corks plus changed the spring and finally wound them right up leaving just a few mm’s for their release. This has done the trick.
I will bring the bike over to the stand on the Sunday at West Kent.