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    Posted: 11 Jul 2019 at 15:07
Think i have oil leak from distributor gasket.My question is can distributor be removed with engine in frame. Looks very tight, would head have to be removed.
1000s has same engine and frame as MK five LeMans
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Yes it can, and no need to remove head.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2019 at 21:18
Originally posted by Kidneb Kidneb wrote:

Yes it can, and no need to remove head.

Thanks for quick answer. Gasket and O ring ordered
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Keef Mayhem Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2019 at 09:15
save yourself a bit of head scratching and take a picture of the points cam/pickups with the motor set at one of the flywheel  timing marks, so you can check it’s gone back in the correct place when you reinstall the distributor.
I removed my distributor and didn’t check where the Rita pickups actually sat and it took me 3 goes to get it right, easy enough but it’s a pain guessing 😬
So many bikes, so little time !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2019 at 12:01
Thanks for tip. My camera is the most used tool. I even use it for simple tasks like checking fuses.
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Hi George, just seen your post and reminded me of the same problem I had with my G5.
I was told sometimes oil can come out of a small hole on the underside of the distributor but found mine to be the thin gasket you are replacing.
I made my own gasket with slightly thicker gasket paper and used the old british bike favourite Wellseal on both sides.
So far, 18months later no leaks.
Just a suggestion but with the need to turn the distributor to adjust I think the Guzzi gasket is too thin.

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Originally posted by PHIL H PHIL H wrote:

Hi George, just seen your post and reminded me of the same problem I had with my G5.
I was told sometimes oil can come out of a small hole on the underside of the distributor but found mine to be the thin gasket you are replacing.
I made my own gasket with slightly thicker gasket paper and used the old british bike favourite Wellseal on both sides.
So far, 18months later no leaks.
Just a suggestion but with the need to turn the distributor to adjust I think the Guzzi gasket is too thin.

Phil

I agree Phil and will be doing as you say.
Have removed distributor gasket missing! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2019 at 19:03
I've never had trouble with this gasket but others have, not uncommon, even to the extent of a newly fitted one also leaking, or accidentally tearing, and like that. The O-ring I think goes on the actual shaft? The bit that twizzles round Big smile


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 22:11
New gasket fitted 15 mile test run no leaks so far. Will go for a longer ride Tuesday.
Thanks to helpful answers.
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