Water Pump Seal Problem
Posted March 17, 2005 - 12:47 PM
So, I went and got another water seal and did it all over again. This time I carefully inspected the impeller shaft for any irregularites or burrs and made sure the bearing and both seals were seated properly. Again the leaking restarted after a few minutes idling. I drove it up and down the street a few times and it quit leaking. Went out for a ride the next day and noticed a few drops were coming out here and there, but nothing too big. The second trip out, the bike again started leaking pretty good for the first few minutes then slowed to just a few drips here and there. After 4-5 hours of riding I went through 3/4 of the fluid in my overflow tank. I would really like to quit buying Engine Ice at $16/half gallon. Any suggestions on how to fix the problem short of just plugging up the weeper hole?
Posted March 17, 2005 - 01:02 PM
The oil seal probably wouldn't leak if installed backwards since there is no pressure, just an oil bath. The coolant seal is under pressure as the bike heats up.
When you are pressing either of the seals into the case, the side of the seal with the coil spring shoud be facing out towards you.
Posted March 17, 2005 - 01:41 PM