[Healeys] HD8 dashpot damper

Michael Salter michaelsalter at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 08:24:06 MDT 2020

Totally agree with Gary's comments.


On Mon., Jul. 20, 2020, 9:34 a.m. warthodson--- via Healeys, <
healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:

> I will assume you have the correct damper (vented or non-vented) for the
> application.
> Most people I know fill the dash pot damper tube by filling it up to the
> top of the tube. That is over filling. As soon as you insert the damper an
> amount of oil is displaced. When you remove the damper the oil level looks
> low, but it is not. To test the oil level insert the damper into the tube.
> At first the damper will go in easily, then you will sense resistance as
> you continue to insert it. That point is the level of the oil. Unless you
> are racing the car you should use the recommended oil for this application.
> Having to fill them every 2 tanks if gas, if they are actually loosing that
> much oil, is excessive.
> I would remove the dash pots, piston & damp. Examine them closely.
> Gary
> On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 10:54 AM Roger Grace via Healeys <
> healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:
> A few years ago as my BJ8 carbs had been so molested over the years by
> numerous PO's bought a pair of new HD8 from Burlein.
> They came with brass capped dampers.
> For the life of me, cannot see any part numbers on the dampers
> I am curious/suspicious as seem to have to top up more frequently than I
> remember with previous SU cars.
> At least after every 2 tanks of gas driving time.
> Not accurately checked standing time with no driving.
> Where does the oil go ? Makes no difference what grade that I use.
> Thoughts ?
> rg
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