Coolant leak 1100


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Coolant leak 1100

Postby rexles » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:04 pm



As my 82 Aspencade is parked on the side stand I get a little drip of coolant coming from the weep hole on the bottom of the timing cover. Where could this be coming from? Is the head gasket leaking? I just put on new timing belts last winter and did not notice anything odd when I had the covers off.



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Re: Coolant leak 1100

Postby actionpack » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:19 pm

maybe clear this up for me , is it coming from the weep hole in water pump , or from bottom of timing belt covers , and it has color to it
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Re: Coolant leak 1100

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:05 pm

Check and make sure it's not actually coming out of the water pump weep hole:

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Re: Coolant leak 1100

Postby rexles » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:50 am

No it is coming from the weep hole on the left timing belt cover. I noticed a dark spot on the cement floor and rubbed my finger under the timing belt cover and felt liquid. I could not tell what it was but tasted it and it was sweet. Coolant.

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Re: Coolant leak 1100

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:56 am

Have a look at the top of the engine. If one of the O-rings on one of the coolant crossover tubes is leaking, it could be leaking from there, onto the top of the engine, draining through the timing belts and coming out the bottom of the timing belt covers.

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Re: Coolant leak 1100

Postby rexles » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:57 pm

There is no coolant leaking from the top of the engine crossovers. Any more ideas???

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Re: Coolant leak 1100

Postby actionpack » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:26 pm

i looked in a 1100 manual to see what was under the timing belt cover beside belts and tensioners , it could be from what i see in the manual there mite be a leak from the head gaskets in that area , guess u won't no unless u pull them timing covers back off , please don't tear it down on what i just said , i just don't see anything in there that could leak coolant besides that head gasket , good luck
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Re: Coolant leak 1100

Postby rexles » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:23 pm

Well I took off the Lowers on the faring and took a good look today and found the radiator hose was leaking at the thermostat housing. I had this all apart when I put my timing belts on last winter and evidently didn't get it tight enough. Bad news is I put on the clamp with the radiator off and the head of the clamp was on the oppisite side and I couldn't get anything in to tighten it. I had to cut the clamp with my Dremel and put on a new on :cry:

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Re: Coolant leak 1100

Postby actionpack » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:49 pm

rexles wrote:Well I took off the Lowers on the faring and took a good look today and found the radiator hose was leaking at the thermostat housing. I had this all apart when I put my timing belts on last winter and evidently didn't get it tight enough. Bad news is I put on the clamp with the radiator off and the head of the clamp was on the oppisite side and I couldn't get anything in to tighten it. I had to cut the clamp with my Dremel and put on a new on :cry:

thats good news , was looking under my wing today and seen that the heads would not have anything to do with your leak , mines been having a spot of oil come from the weep ho;e of the water pump ,to bad them clamps were in the wrong spot , u would have had a easy job ,


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