spark plug weep holes


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spark plug weep holes

Postby mtnwingrider » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:37 pm



I have a 1985 goldwing aspencade gl1200. Where to the weep holes in the spark plug well go? I know that on each side they are connected because when I blow air in one it comes out the other one. When I push a small rod down the holes they clearly hit metal. I want to make sure they weep.



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Re: spark plug weep holes

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:15 pm

mtnwingrider wrote:I have a 1985 goldwing aspencade gl1200. Where to the weep holes in the spark plug well go? I know that on each side they are connected because when I blow air in one it comes out the other one. When I push a small rod down the holes they clearly hit metal. I want to make sure they weep.


They should drain out the bottom of the engine block. Plug the other one and blow air down the first, and it should blow air out the bottom.

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Re: spark plug weep holes

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:47 pm

I have a piece of 1/8" diameter wire bent at a right-angle that's about 10" long on one side of the bend and 4-5" long on the short side of the bend that I keep in my tool bag. Every once in a while, I pull my spark plugs to make sure those little drain holes haven't filled up with trash kicked up off the highway... If you've ever ridden in the rain with those drains plugged, you won't get far before the engine starts to running like garbage. For some reason, the plug boots don't care for being submerged in water. :-)
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Re: spark plug weep holes

Postby mtnwingrider » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:13 pm

I found where they empty to. They actually come out right above the exhaust headers. The reason I felt air coming back up was it hit the header and blew back up the other hole. All four are wide open. Thanks for the replys




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