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Author Topic: Slight oil weep  (Read 932 times)

hocko

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Slight oil weep
« on: January 20, 2010, 10:06:33 PM »
I've just arrived at work and noticed a slight oil leak at the rear of the cylinder. It appears to have its origins under the body of the starter motor, bit hard to do anything about it now, just wondering if anyone has experienced similar. (looking for a quick fix in other words) My nearest dealer is about 800 km away.

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Re: Slight oil weep
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 12:30:03 AM »
I've just arrived at work and noticed a slight oil leak at the rear of the cylinder. It appears to have its origins under the body of the starter motor, bit hard to do anything about it now, just wondering if anyone has experienced similar. (looking for a quick fix in other words) My nearest dealer is about 800 km away.

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Take the two starter fixing bolts out of the back and seal them - they are open to the crankcase. A drop of silicone will do - or use Loc-Tite thread sealer.
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Re: Slight oil weep
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 12:56:34 AM »
Scooter Bob, thanks for the reply, I can't seem to identify the two bolts your refering to  could you give me some indication as to accessing them. Sory to be a pain in the behind

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Re: Slight oil weep
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 03:03:17 AM »
Under the chrome cover on the right side of the starter motor.
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Re: Slight oil weep
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2010, 10:17:29 PM »
Under the chrome cover on the right side of the starter motor.

D'OH!! I forgot about that chrome ding-dong on there ...... what he said ....  ::)
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Re: Slight oil weep
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 12:03:06 AM »
Thanks for the info Fellas, is this a common occurrence with the UCE engine?

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Re: Slight oil weep
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010, 01:20:42 AM »
Haven't had it, but after Scooter Bob's suggestion, I'm going to take a look at those bolts.

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Re: Slight oil weep
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2010, 01:30:59 AM »
Thanks for the info Fellas, is this a common occurrence with the UCE engine?

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It is if it's been apart (as for the gearbox upgrade ...) and the bolts weren't slathered with sealer upon re-installation. The Factory globs 'em up pretty darn good - they usually don't leak.
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Re: Slight oil weep
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2010, 03:07:44 AM »
Mine has a build date of July '09, I don't think it was affected by the rebuild,  some of the other earlier ones which went to the UK and US were I believe.

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Re: Slight oil weep
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2010, 06:35:16 AM »
There are actually 4 on the little cover.

Two under the plastic ding dong.

To pop the cover off you just need to get the 4 on the cover
After you pop the little ali cover off.
Clean the surfaces with some carb cleaner on a rag.
Then apply some fresh paste and put it back on.
If you see any scratches you will need to surface it flat on a sheet of emery.

Mine never leaked but I opened it up anyway just to see what was under the cover  ;)
They dont even use gaskets any more on these parts and its still leak free found that amazing.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2010, 05:49:41 AM by chinoy »

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Re: Slight oil weep
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2010, 10:36:55 PM »
Hi raising this again, I'm dealing with a stripped sump drain at the moment, so I thought I'd have a go at the oil weep, I removed the 4 allen key screws on the chrome housing, but it doesn't seem to want to budge. Is there something else to come off, or is a bit of  GENTLE PERSUASION required eg wooden mallet. To me it looked like the casing is joined to the starter housing. I've got a workshop manual but it doesn't tell me much.

BTW it has been suggested that rather than go to the trouble of trying a helicoil in the sump, just clean up the sump plug, loctite it back into the remaining threads and use the filter drain to drain the oil. My nearest dealer is 800 km away, so any thoughts will be appreciated.

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