Gearbox Cap / Plug

Gearbox Cap / Plug

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Martin_MUC

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38 posts

16 months

Wednesday 9th June
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After the MOT visit I have a few things to do:

One is an oil leak at the gearbox.

On first inspection it may be coming from somewhere above where the exhausts cross over towards the drive shaft.

My question is: what is the cap/plug marked below which seems to be held in place with a black screw and black piece of metal for want of a better description?


TwinKam

1,903 posts

62 months

Wednesday 9th June
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That's the blanking plug for the redundant speedo drive.

Martin_MUC

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38 posts

16 months

Thursday 10th June
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TwinKam said:
That's the blanking plug for the redundant speedo drive.
Thanks for that.

I have found a replacement in the US
https://shiftsst.com/speedo-port-plug.html
But the postage is more than the part!

Can the plugs be sourced in Europe?

Cheers
Martin.

ukkid35

5,556 posts

140 months

Thursday 10th June
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I think your gearbox mount heatshields are upside down

TwinKam

1,903 posts

62 months

Thursday 10th June
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Martin_MUC said:
TwinKam said:
That's the blanking plug for the redundant speedo drive.
Thanks for that.

I have found a replacement in the US
https://shiftsst.com/speedo-port-plug.html
But the postage is more than the part!

Can the plugs be sourced in Europe?

Cheers
Martin.
You almost certainly don't need a new plug, just a new O-ring.

Martin_MUC

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38 posts

16 months

Friday 11th June
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ukkid35 said:
I think your gearbox mount heatshields are upside down
eek
Blimey I’ll have to check them out, thanks for the heads up.

Martin_MUC

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38 posts

16 months

Friday 11th June
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Martin_MUC said:
ukkid35 said:
I think your gearbox mount heatshields are upside down
eek
Blimey I’ll have to check them out, thanks for the heads up.
Hello Paul - here´s a better picture of the heatshield - i can´t see that it could be fixed differently although it doesn´t look like it will repel much heat as it is!