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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Cam chain tensioner bolts

On my 83 750, I noticed that there is a bit of oil dripping from the cam tensioner bolt. I tried tightening it, but it feels like its stripped. I would like to try putting a slightly longer bolt in to see if it will grab some good thread. The question I have is, if I take the top tensioner bolt out, will the tension stay in place? I'd hate for it to shift and not be able to align the new bolt up.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 11:08 AM
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Just keep the lower bolt tightened.
About grabbing healthy thread,possibility is low.
But worth to try.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 04:25 PM
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I wouldnt go to much longer on the bolt, 2mm tops, even that may be too long.

try adding a little sealant Hondabond HT, or permatex gray around the sealing washer as well.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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I took the bolt out today and it apears to be a special bolt. I put some permatex on the bolt and washer, so hoperfully that will seal it enough.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 09:34 PM
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