View Full Version : Oil pump check valve seat.

rick anderson
08-07-2007, 07:57 PM
I need to know a proven method for reseating the "ball seat" of the "check valve" on a 1976 flh with a stock oil pump. the pump was removed for rebuilding and then reinstalled with a new "ball".When the bike sit's for two to three weeks it pukes about a half quart of oil on the floor.


08-07-2007, 10:36 PM
I recommend having someone who does repairs on pumps all the time. I highly recommend this fella. Paps

08-11-2007, 12:43 PM
I have the same problem with a 61 XLCH. The mechanic I have used, says to place the ball in the seat, then use a moderate blow with a brass drift to re-seat the ball/seat. I tried this, and still have the same problem. I'll keep this URL for a reference.

T. Cotten
08-14-2007, 08:53 PM
Its a lot harder to properly dress a pump that has been whacked with a punch than one that is worn by service.

This is one circumstance where barnyard methods can really hurt.