Oil leak


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Dave N
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Oil leak

Postby Dave N » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:12 pm



Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and just got my 1980 GL1100 Goldwing about 3 weeks ago. I have a few bugs to work out and one of them is I have a oil leak coming out of where the tack goes in the neck that the fuel pump bolts to. I was reading one of the post on this forum that stated that oil does not get to this area, is this true? If it is how is the oil getting there? Could it be that I have a cam seal leak? Is there somewhere on this forum where someone had this same problem and what the fix is. I would be very great-full for any help someone could give me or point me to the right post.



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Re: Oil leak

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:33 pm

I'm gonna stab at this one.None of the wings I ever owned had a seal on the cam shaft at the fuel pump/tach cable,only the front of the cams had seals.The 1000 had a seal behind the point mechanism but not the fuel pump cam.
There simply is no place for one and could not fit one over the tach gear anyways.
I believe that some oil should be in the housing.It makes sense that there needs to be some lube for the pump lever and tach gear and a bit of finger grease wouldn't last long.
When I pulled the housing off mine,I always had motor oil in it.
The oil should come from the cam bearing journal and drain excess back into the block.
If yours is leaking at the cable,the cable plastic casing may be cracked or the metal mount not sealed to the housing.
If your housing is full of oil then the return/drain is plugged.
I never had this nor even know where it is but excess oil should be able to drain back into the engine,just like the heads drain the excess from the valve area.

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Re: Oil leak

Postby dingdong » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:41 am

Yes, I agree with Virgil.
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Re: Oil leak

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:27 am

There is an o ring in there pull the cable..replace it requires removing the inside bolt of the elbow. There should some oil in the elbow not a lot if you take it off and it;'s full see the post above.. if a teaspoon or so that's as it should be. also don't over tighten those two bolts they tend to strip or break easily.
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Re: Oil leak

Postby Dave N » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:56 pm

Thanks for the reply and the help, I will pull neck off to see how much oil is inside neck. I have also found out that there is a shaft seal for the tac gear drive and will be replacing that seal and carb and neck seal also.

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Re: Oil leak

Postby Dave N » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:56 pm

Here and up date on my oil leak problem. Received new seals today and installed them, warm bike up until cooling fan came on and so far no leaks. Will take out for ride tomorrow since its raining here in north east Ohio. Will update again after ride. This is a great site and I have read many of the posts. I learn something new every time I log on. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Oil leak

Postby Wingsconsin » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:06 am

Dave N wrote:Here and up date on my oil leak problem. Received new seals today and installed them, warm bike up until cooling fan came on and so far no leaks. Will take out for ride tomorrow since its raining here in north east Ohio. Will update again after ride. This is a great site and I have read many of the posts. I learn something new every time I log on. Keep up the good work.


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