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1Back to top Go down    Oil Leak identification. on Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:30 pm

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Hello, seems like everything going off at once. Can I get some input on my diagnosis please.

This one apparently means a leak from either output shaft seal or Gearbox input shaft seal ?

And this one means water/oil pump needs redoing?

And to top it off I have oil in the final drive swing arm, at the F/D end, sounds like Final Drive input seal??

I had my mechanic look at it but she didn't want to commit.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Oil Leak identification. on Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:37 pm

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Just my uninformed thoughts are see no oil or Antifreeze leaking from Water/Oil pump in front. It would be a clear drip, I mean you would see antifreeze below the "weep hole" A little oil stain is all I see in front, could be road grime, but hard to tell from the pictures.

The rear is probably your rear main seal. Sorry that is a tough one to fix, lots of stuff to remove to get to it, once you are there, simple fix, new seal.

Actually without a belly pan you can fix the water/oil pump pretty easy. Comes right off and new seals are easy to come by. If the shaft is pitted that becomes expensive. If you suspect it is leaking, go for it now, before the shaft gets damaged, the shaft is like $150, or more I think, so fixing it now might be a good idea, if you suspect a leak.


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3Back to top Go down    Oil Leak identification. on Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:01 pm

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Tks orforester, I wasn't sure about the water pump, I know it was redone 4 years ago. On close inspection it seems to be the bottom oil pan join might be leaking a bit. Never had that off so something else to experience.
Rosskoe has the same rear leak so might be a joint effort.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Oil Leak identification. on Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:39 pm

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bob ... the breather from the oil water pump is all good ...as you say. its somewhere else

yep about all the rest

hope you can get it sorted , got my fingers crossed for you

will be doing similar soon


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Oil Leak identification. on Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:55 pm

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The holes you got right 10/10 young fella looks like you were paying attention in class after all despite the snoring noises.

The oil/water pump is OK there is no leak there but there is some black oily smudge just near the crash bar mounting. Now don't panic but it is probably a weep from the cylinder head oil drainage channels. They tend to drip where the gasket is when cold but it isn't worth fixing till it gets real bad. It often shows up as a bit of smoke from the headers when its warming up and can do it for years without even showing up as a drip on the floor. Marg's K75 has been doing it for about 4 years and doesn't even show up as oil loss between changes.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Oil Leak identification. on Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:08 am

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The simple way to check the output shaft/gearbox input shaft weep is to get some of the oil on your finger then sniff it.

If it smells like bad eggs it's the gearbox input shaft but more likely it will be an aged and brittle output shaft O-ring (under the clutch retaining nut).


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Oil Leak identification. on Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:08 am

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Lovely dog, now what was the question?

    

8Back to top Go down    Oil Leak identification. on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:08 am

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Like a lot of people, I don.t ever have any oil on the floor, just been a bit slack cleaning it lately. I actually have a white puppy who crawled in under the bike and came out as a negative skunk, thought I better have a look down there.
Thanks for the tips everyone, my black dog watches me closely and steals spanners and sockets, bit of a zoo here.
It all looks so simple when other people do it, guess it's my turn if I can stop riding for a few days.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Oil Leak identification. on Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:19 am

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orforester wrote:The rear is probably your rear main seal. Sorry that is a tough one to fix, lots of stuff to remove to get to it, once you are there, simple fix, new seal.
Ya, that hole under the transmission case should be dry as a bone. Try cleaning all the gunk off and running the bike for a tank or two and revisit it. If more oil has collected then you know it's a leaky rear main seal. Sad

RT- I'm not getting a hit on your VIN number. Hint: the 85's should have two leading zeros in the last seven (7) digits; for example: My '85 RT=0052864 and my '85 K100=0031515


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Oil Leak identification. on Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:58 am

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AJ.Valente wrote:
RT- I'm not getting a hit on your VIN number.

Starting with 104EA, it's a engine code number from a K100:
#2071 produced in week 25 year 85.


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11Back to top Go down    Oil Leak identification. on Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:03 pm

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Rats, I knew cleaning would be involved. Roadworks just around the corner from me for the next few weeks and it's rainy season here now so looking forward to cleaning it up so's I can go around the corner and get it dirty.
Grrrrr!


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Oil Leak identification. on Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:20 pm

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C'mon RT it ain't that difficult, you just need some water and a couple of rags.....
doesn't MIL have a laundry day today, just borrow a couple of those pink underwear. bounce


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13Back to top Go down    Oil Leak identification. on Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:57 am

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The MIL has plenty of old towels, she steals my grease laden rags from around my work area and soaks them in her hand basin, no soap, just cold water. I'm not going there.
And as if that isn't enough, I have this to attend to.

Spare me days, I really need to get away on my bike for a couple of days.


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14Back to top Go down    Re: Oil Leak identification. on Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:06 am

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RT wrote:The MIL has plenty of old towels, she steals my grease laden rags from around my work area and soaks them in her hand basin, no soap, just cold water. I'm not going there.
And as if that isn't enough, I have this to attend to.

Spare me days, I really need to get away on my bike for a couple of days.

They like to get involved.

Yesterday riding home from the Capital Rally we stopped in a park outside of Thirlmere to let the dogs have a run etc. It was raining just lightly but clearing. Just before leaving Leroy decides to have drink from a puddle, then stand in the puddle, then lay in the puddle and roll onto his side. The interior of the sidecar is now quite muddy. Ended up in the shower with the dog washing him when I got home.

He does like the water but I havent seen him do this yet.

Al


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