Crankshaft Seal


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Crankshaft Seal

Postby SAILOR » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:09 pm



I have a 84 aspencade and the crackshaft seal is leaking a little. When I say a little I've driven over 600 miles since I change the oil and my oil is still within the limits on the dip stick. No oil is getting on the timing belt so right now I don't want to fix it. I assume this slow leak may get a little worse over time.

Here is my question. Does anyone have experience with how much worse this leak might get and how long it will take to really get bad? I'm wondering if one day I'll be riding along and all of a sudden the seal blows out and I loose all my oil.

I want to fix this, but I'd rather try to get by this summer without fixing it, and then next winter do it right and replace it.

Any advice as to what I might expect in the progress of this leak going from a small amount each time I right to a big gusher.



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Re: Crankshaft Seal

Postby Pam » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:45 am

Don't know about a bike but I know in cars they may run for a considerable time dripping a little, and even pouring.People run them like that all the time because it is a major repair in a car. One day they will eventually fail, When it fails you will loose oil preasure and that is a bad thing. If you keep an eye on your oil level and I would carry spare oil in the event of a catastrophic failure, I would bet you get the summer out of it, But that is just my bet.

frank

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Re: Crankshaft Seal

Postby SAILOR » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:15 am

Thanks for the post Frank. That is kind of what I thought. Was wondering what others have experienced on an actual bike.

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Re: Crankshaft Seal

Postby SAILOR » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:13 pm

I wonder if there are more places then just the two camshaft and the crankshaft seals that might cause leaking into the timeing belt cover? Anyone know?

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Re: Crankshaft Seal

Postby Pam » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:56 am

Hey Sailor old buddy old pal


I was googleing around and I found this pic. I think your right in saying it is either the crank seal or the cam shaft seals

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