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  • Offline Loz   gb

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    Water pump leak
    on: August 06, 2022, 05:56:11 pm
    August 06, 2022, 05:56:11 pm
    By accident found the weep hole under the waterpump damp with oil whilst cleaning the bike. Its not dripping. Going to Italy in a week doing approx 2500 miles. Not sure if I have enough time to change it. Is it normal for it to be like this?
    I dont want to cause any other issues before I go if I try to change it.
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    Re: Water pump leak
    Reply #1 on: August 06, 2022, 06:06:37 pm
    August 06, 2022, 06:06:37 pm
    If it isn’t dripping coolant, and you haven’t smelled the coolant on the hot exhaust collector - I’d take a chance on it.

    I suspect that a little bit of oil might pass the seal, but it sounds like you just have a trace, and they are not known for failing on that side.

    Tackling a perceived oil seal leak, may fail the water pump seal.

    Check it regularly to avoid worry.



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    Re: Water pump leak
    Reply #2 on: August 06, 2022, 07:21:12 pm
    August 06, 2022, 07:21:12 pm
    Just had it running on the drive for 30 mins and no sign of oil so not drastic. Will probably show again on a long drive. Could have been like that for a while bit only noticed it as I put my hand on the water pump whilst cleaning it.
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