cam sensor melting???

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by hdfozz, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. hdfozz

    hdfozz Member

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    Hello, everybody...New member here. My question is...I have a 1998 fxstc 1340 evo..well I have what looks like melted tan glue running down the bottom of the cam nose cone,from where the sensor wire comes out of the cone.Has anybody experienced anything like this?I havent taken it apart yet to see what it could be,trying to get an idea what I may need to get to repair it so that I will not have much down time.Thanks for any ideas, HDFOZZ
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Sounds like water intrusion diluting some oil leaking past the seal...all coming out of the cam nose cone (which should be dry behind there if memory serves). :newsmile091:
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    NewHD is correct it should be dry, but you can get some condensation behind the cover. This may be what you are seeing.
     
  4. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum hdfozz, take the five screws out and pop the cover off, if there's oil in the compartment then you need a new seal, it can be replaced without pulling the nose cone.
    Only way to know for sure is to inspect the compartment.
     
  5. hdfozz

    hdfozz Member

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    Thanks for the replies,I will be checking it out this weekend,it is definitly not oil and water mixed,it is though a rubber compound has melted,I'm thinking it could be the rotor,...I'll find out this weekend. Thanks again..HDFOZZ
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member Contributor

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    Wondering has the nose cone ever been off this motor? May be some sealer like Permatex that has melted and oozed out?
     
  7. hdfozz

    hdfozz Member

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    No the nose cone hasnt been off...I took the sensor plate off tonight and the problem is the altitude senor insulating rubber gel has melted and running down the harness out onto the bottom of the cone....Harley Parts Dept. here I come!I'm going to try my best to buy only the parts I need!!LOL HD
     
  8. roadking78

    roadking78 New Member

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    I have the same problem. What I found was the epoxy/compound around the circuit board on the camshaft sensor melted out! Its the weather proofing compound. Why it melted out? Don't know. 30,900 miles.
     
  9. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    roadking78 is correct. You will need to replace the unit, then re-time your Ignition. There are little marks on the plate that you can use as a starting point. Use a timing light for final timing.
    tourbox