2005 WR450 Crankcase Advice: May oil leak from crankcase plug?
Posted July 08, 2006 - 05:21 PM
When back at home on the next day I removed the coin and duct tape and started the engine. Surprisingly enough the engine started leaking oil from the opening (item 4 again on my picture) so I turned off the engine immediately. I am by no means any expert but I thought there was no oil in that section of the crankcase so I opened the other plug (item 2 on the image) and it was also oil wet.
Checked the oil level and apparently I didn't loose any. My question is:
1. Should there be oil inside those plugs or not?
2. Could I have broken the seal between the oil tray and the generator by not stopping ridding?
Help will be much appreciated!
Posted July 08, 2006 - 05:46 PM
Posted July 08, 2006 - 08:51 PM
Posted July 09, 2006 - 08:04 AM
Posted July 09, 2006 - 08:13 AM
Sound like there is no problem then. What threw me off is that no oil splashed out of the open plug when the engine was warm, however on the next day after a cold start it did. Weird isn't it?
As your bike sat over night the oil drained to the bottom of the case and around the flywheel. When you started it up the flywheel flung oil around and out the hole. There should be oil there and I doubt there was any harm done.