Leaking Oil

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  • G-Man

Posted February 16, 2002 - 08:46 PM


Since my lower end rebuild I have noticed some oil coming from my ignition cover. I did not pull the crank from that side so I don't think it's the crank bearing. I did not replace the cover gasket so I hope that's all it is.

I guess some oil is normal BEHIND the cover which I dscovered when I tore it apart. It seemed really odd to me, but I am told that that it is normal to have seepage BEHIND the cover.

Have not pulled it apart yet so just wondering if this has happened to anyone else.



  • G-Man

Posted February 18, 2002 - 05:43 PM


TtT=To the Top

  • Weezer_#_1

Posted February 18, 2002 - 08:25 PM


G-man.....I just got my '01 426 a few weeks ago. I was riding it the other day and noticed some oil under my ignition cover. Not sure if it is coming from that or the blow over tube but I am going to keep an eye on it.
Let me know if you find out anything.

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted February 18, 2002 - 08:46 PM


I have a 99' and I have developed a very slow leak on the right side of the case. Not the filter cover nor the clutch cover but I think it is the right side case.........any Ideas on how much of a pain in the A$$ it would be to chang the gasket or should I leave it alone?
very slow....rather seap.......
just enuf to collect dust on the skid plate... :)

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  • MX_Tuner

Posted February 19, 2002 - 07:42 AM


Gary, everything under the ignition cover is bathed in oil, not merely a littel seepage. This is by design. Put a new gasket on it and you'll be fine.

Rock Hucker, teh right side cover gasket isn't too hard to change but is a bit time consuming. Be careful to grab every o-ring before it falls into a black hole. Most every passage is sealed with an o-ring (coolant, oil, peanut butter, etc.).

  • G-Man

Posted February 19, 2002 - 06:15 PM


Thanks Tuner,
You da man!

  • F-Pilot

Posted February 19, 2002 - 06:23 PM


Also check the timing plugs and their o-rings. Mine came loose on a ride and made a mess of my boot.
Still no bike yet, looks to be next week now. :)

  • RacerX

Posted February 20, 2002 - 05:24 AM


G, you finally fixed that loose nut above the cylinder head - now there is another loose nut on your bike - Yikes!

BTW, how's the new gig???

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