water leak

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water leak

Post by PainParty » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:13 pm

I have a crack in the housing that my and oil filter cover is attached to...not sure what it's called. And, of course, water leaks from it. I'm just wondering what this housing is called, and what's involved in replacing it. Thanks to anyone that can help me out.

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Re: water leak

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:14 pm

That's the engine front cover. Have a look at How to remove and replace your water pump to see what's involved in replacing it.

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Re: water leak

Post by mk197523 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:51 am

Depending on the model of your bike, basically, there are three oil filter cover types. The flat cover, recessed cover and the oil cooler cover. Flat covers are those which the cover is truly flat and uses a cover gasket to seal the crankcase. The recessed cover seals the engine case and the filter housing at the same time and the Oil cooler cover have two hose fittings on it and there are thermostat (RS/RT/Classic) and non-thermostat (GS/R) versions. The basics of this system are: The oil pump pressurizes the canister, and oil is forced through the filter from the outside to the inside. Oil then travels down the central pipe and out to the bearings.

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