|Oil dipstick modification. Rare earth magnet ( 6mm diameter x 3mm thick )
A cable ferrule ( with a smear of epoxy inside ) is fitted over the magnet and secured by a shallow countersink drilled in the dipstick shaft and punched. Click on the 2nd image for a better view.
|If the hex on your beloved Agip dipstick has been defaced here is a stylish and useful repair provided you're handy with a lathe.|
|Oil Gallery Magnet.
In conjunction with the dipstick the oil gallery plug located on the RH crankcase is also fitted with a rare earth magnet. Secured with epoxy adhesive and a 12mm internal circlip ( after machining a retaining groove ) this magnet also collects ferrous particles.
Importantly, this is located on the suction side of the oil flow, protecting your oil pump and crank from particles which have made it past the sieve.
Requires checking/cleaning only once a year or every 10,000 kilometres.
above is the stock rubber oil gallery plug, this is what is supposed to
seal to the end of the oil sieve. A new plug is to the right, a used
one to the left. After time they harden and flare as shown no longer
performing any useful function. That is apart from the less than
perfect fit even when new.
The alloy insert shown to the right is made by RYE and with orings seals perfectly as well as allowing the use of either a roundcase or squarecase sieve without modification. Simple to fit with failsafe function make this upgrade essential.
Available from Mdina Italia
1. One of the friction plates has bent tangs. This plate is fitted first ( against the clutch basket ) with the tangs facing outwards towards the cover.
2. One of the plain plates has bent tangs. This plate is fitted last against the pressure plate with the tangs facing inwards towards the clutch pack. See this image