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Good evening Gentlemen,
as I wrote in Introduce Yourself section,
today I started in restore/repair my 1975 Sportster Ironhead.
Engine is stopped from 8 years. As the cranckcase was empty of oil, I filled it with 2 liters of white petrol to wash and remove the rest of old oil. Then I blowed with compressed air. Oil ways were obstructed partially - some "shit" is went off...
Now I want to remove the half spherical metal grid (red arrow in the pic) that works as oil filter, to clean inside its empty.
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What do I do to remove it?
Many thanks for any tips.
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The hole under the filter has a tiny round metal pin that holds it in use a magnet on the end of some wire to extract it or grab it with some pliers if you can
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Andy's referring to the small hole on the gasket surface right below the screen, I take a small scribe and scratch away the peen spot that will keep the pin from coming out, then use a magnet to remove, I don't bother peening again as the cam cover and gasket won't let it come out anyway.
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Thank you Gent,
it works. I scratched the hole with mini drill, than get off the pin with a powerfull magnet.
The empty below ("little well" in italian) was fill of black oil mud.
White petrol wash and lots of air blow, now is like new. The gasket was broken and I replaced it with one of my self building.
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