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TOPIC: Yamaha at1 oil tank gauge

Yamaha at1 oil tank gauge 10 Jul 2019 13:44 #1

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Hi guys I've had to replace the oil tank glass gauge ,
How the bloody hell do yo fit the new one without damaging/denting the oil tank i know it's a push fit but unless you got a grip like vice how do I fit it help please
Thanks
Dave
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Yamaha at1 oil tank gauge 10 Jul 2019 13:47 #2

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Here's the tank with the new glass gauge leaning against it
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Yamaha at1 oil tank gauge 10 Jul 2019 19:07 #3

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I have never done one before. Have you tried lubricating the opening on the tank or the seal with Yama-Lube?
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Yamaha at1 oil tank gauge 10 Jul 2019 19:12 #4

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Its easy to make a dent in the tank removing or installing it.

For removing it I drill a hole through the sight window and run a large lag screw into it and wiggle it out.

For installing a new one I use a recently manufactured one, soften it up in a pan of warm water, coat it with oil and push it while holding my breath.
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Yamaha at1 oil tank gauge 10 Jul 2019 21:39 #5

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1971DT250 wrote: Its easy to make a dent in the tank removing or installing it.

For removing it I drill a hole through the sight window and run a large lag screw into it and wiggle it out.

For installing a new one I use a recently manufactured one, soften it up in a pan of warm water, coat it with oil and push it while holding my breath.

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Yamaha at1 oil tank gauge 11 Jul 2019 00:22 #6

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Ok thanks guys I'll try the warm water trick and hold my breath and hope I don't dent the tank
Thanks for the advice
Dave

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