Intermittent Oil Leak


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Doc H
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Intermittent Oil Leak

Postby Doc H » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:46 am



I hope to describe this well enough to make since: 83 GL 1100 THE oil leak comes from a "weep" hole. This is in the casting just behind the water pump. We who ride together had never seen this before. It will drip out about 6 oz of oil in short time... but NOT after every ride. Since none of us know this "weep hole" existed we checked other bikes and found them on the 1100 and 1200 model. Most had a bit of oil and dirt but mine... of course... leaks. I looked in the manual... that did not help... asked around no answers there either. Has anyone else seen this... and know what it is and how to correct it??? THX



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Re: Intermittent Oil Leak

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:14 am

The weep hole is there to prevent oil and water from mixing when a seal fails on the water pump. Yours has failed and it is time to replace the pump and seals.
Here is a link to the how to article for replaceing it....... 8-) viewtopic.php?f=11&t=275
Ride safe, Todd
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Doc H
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Re: Intermittent Oil Leak

Postby Doc H » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:36 am

THANK YOU very much.... I did not think about the pump because it was oil leaking but now I see how that could happen.... Thanks for the link....

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Re: Intermittent Oil Leak

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:56 am

this may help too. Blue are water green possible sources of oil leaks..seal, bolts, o rings.

HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Doc H
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Re: Intermittent Oil Leak

Postby Doc H » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:36 am

RBGERSON Thank you and yes the side view drawing makes all the come to light and makes sense to me now.... This forum has been so helpful in keeping the old bike going.... I keep looking at new... honestly I am not ready to let this bike go that easy...




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