Posted August 24, 2008 - 07:30 PM
Hello to everyone! im new here so please bear with me. i think i got the right forum. but neway here goes. 2000 rm250. i have a bad coolant leak. i have a good idea where its is comin from. it is leaking into my crankcase into the clutch side of my motor. where i believe it is comin from is the center gasket in the middle of the motor. to be exact im pretty sure it is in the area of the water pump. now if im not mistaken there are no water jackets in the case itself, just in the head. coolant goes from the radiator to the pump via hose, through the pump, through the cooling jackets in the head and circulates back to the pump and out the opposite side of the pump back to the radiator...correct? ok now what i think is going on is the gasket has come apart in there allowing coolant to feed into the bottom of my case mixing with my gear/tranny/clutch oil. now another question when i pull the gears off for the exhaust valve, water pump, crank, trans gear and such will the case simply split apart with no problem? i heard someone say i need to press it apart but that seems a little astray to me. i hope you guys can help me out.