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Surprise Inside

09 Jan 2021 14:58 09 Jan 2021 19:47 by Schu.
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I just removed the sight glass from my JT oil tank to start prepping it for paint. Once removed I noticed there was something tumbling around inside the tank. Not really sure, but I think it is a valve stem for a car or truck tire. The only thing I can figure is that the oil filler cap had been lost, and someone thought this might work and maybe pushed it clean through the hole.

I wonder if Breyley Marine is where this JT was purchased new.


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09 Jan 2021 23:34
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I suppose that it makes a change from finding a rodent or insect nest! :EEEK :ROFLOL

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10 Jan 2021 02:46
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Ha, kids see holes & put things in. Childs father is probably still wondering where that valve went--was there a minute ago lol.
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10 Jan 2021 06:57
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Like the prize in a box of Cracker Jack!
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10 Jan 2021 08:22
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That reminded me, Working at VW dealer in the 80’s a customer brought in a Rabbit with a door rattle, we found a beer bottle inside the door panel with a note “you found me”, corporate was able to trace who put it in, I heard was fired. :beerchug

At least my long term memory is still intact. :haha

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10 Jan 2021 08:28
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mdscott wrote: That reminded me, Working at VW dealer in the 80’s a customer brought in a Rabbit with a door rattle, we found a beer bottle inside the door panel with a note “you found me”, corporate was able to trace who put it in, I heard was fired. :beerchug

At least my long term memory is still intact. :haha


For those in the UK and perhaps elsewhere, a "Rabbit" in the US is a "Golf" over here! :likey

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10 Jan 2021 08:40
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Gr8uncleal wrote:

mdscott wrote: That reminded me, Working at VW dealer in the 80’s a customer brought in a Rabbit with a door rattle, we found a beer bottle inside the door panel with a note “you found me”, corporate was able to trace who put it in, I heard was fired. :beerchug

At least my long term memory is still intact. :haha


For those in the UK and perhaps elsewhere, a "Rabbit" in the US is a "Golf" over here! :likey


Yeah Audi and VW cars in those years changed names when they crossed the big pond. The old Audi 100 from the late 60s to early 70’s had a bad reputation here, in ‘78 with the new design it was now a Audi-5000. Porsche too with the 914. I worked on a few old 100s changing inboard brake rotors, :Ugh

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'98 KDX220
'75 Norton
'73 CB500K
'01 Honda CT110
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'02 Honda XR80R

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10 Jan 2021 09:02
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At one time, they lost the oil cap.... so they found something that would seal it off.

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Where the Yamaha Enduro is still a current model...
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10 Jan 2021 09:20 10 Jan 2021 09:20 by Pedalcrazy.
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Maybe a prototype pressurized oil delivery system?

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13 Jan 2021 16:02 13 Jan 2021 16:03 by Pedalcrazy.
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Schu wrote: I just removed the sight glass from my JT oil tank to start prepping it for paint. Once removed I noticed there was something tumbling around inside the tank. Not really sure, but I think it is a valve stem for a car or truck tire. The only thing I can figure is that the oil filler cap had been lost, and someone thought this might work and maybe pushed it clean through the hole.

You can get a new valve stem at any tire shop. I run my oil tank at 32 PSI. LOL


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