Thread: Spindle grounding
Just wanted to make sure that I did correctly what was recommended in a great post on spindles, which is to pull an earth cable from pin 4 of the spindle to the shield. Can anyone look at these photos and tell me if I'm good to close this thing back up ?
Also, when I put the cap back on, I think I should pour some silicon in there to ensure it's sealed correctly.. don't trust too much the thing done by those chinese guys.. Also I think I'll change the seals on the cap, on of them is broken already and the other one doesn't look to good.
Does anyone have an idea of why they don't ground them in the factory ?
Thanks a lot.
Can't quite see what you have done there . Have you put the earth wire to the 4th pin on the socket what have you done with the other end?..Clive
Hello clive, yes I've soldered an earth wire to the 4th pin. The other end I soldered it on the while directly.
EDIT: well actually, the other end does not want to stick to the shield...
Last edited by eurikain; 28-01-2016 at 09:20 PM.
Last edited by Clive S; 28-01-2016 at 09:26 PM...Clive
Ohhh yes that's right, sorry ! I'll do that :) Is it ok to put silicon on the bolts and wires to ensure sealing ?
This was how I did it. See post #26
Just letting it dry for the moment (24 hours recommended).
See how the three factory wires go through a white kind of silicon water-proof gel coat ? Well, I recoated that because I wasn't happy with how it looked. Next, next to the water holes there was some glue that was put in the factory, you can see it because it's only around the water holes. I put silicone all around the spindle like that:
But, as you can see, some silicone could get into the water intakes, which is not good, so I fitted a perfect fit metal cylinder through both of them while putting the cap back on to make sure no silicon got in there. I got the word "stem" from Google Translate, hoping the translation would make sense :) May be "metal stick" would have been better :)
I have to replace both o-rings of the cap intakes (main intakes when the spindle is closed), i'm not happy with those that are on there, plus one of them is broken, so I'll replace both at once. I'll get new ones next week.
Last edited by eurikain; 29-01-2016 at 09:40 PM.
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