Engine Oil Leak


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Engine Oil Leak

Postby 1955joker » Sun May 22, 2016 9:19 am



I have a huge oil leak it looks like it coming from between where the clutch slave cylinder mounts to the cover. Is there an oil seal in there and if so will the cover have to be removed to replace it?



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Re: Engine Oil Leak

Postby spiralout » Sun May 22, 2016 10:12 am

1955joker wrote:I have a huge oil leak it looks like it coming from between where the clutch slave cylinder mounts to the cover. Is there an oil seal in there and if so will the cover have to be removed to replace it?

Two oils seals in there and the piston cup for the slave. #16 here http://www.westernhonda.com/fiche_section_detail.asp?section=2502551&category=Motorcycles&make=Honda&year=1997&fveh=132035 is the one that's going to let engine oil into the body of the slave and out the weep hole on the bottom if it lets go. #s 16, 17, 10 and 9 are what you need to overhaul the whole assembly. There's not a lot of room to work, but it can be done with the clutch cover in place.

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Re: Engine Oil Leak

Postby 1955joker » Sun May 22, 2016 4:27 pm

Okay thanks. Would it be easier to pull the cover or does the motor have to come out to do that? I was a car mechanic years ago so I have the basic knowledge but this is a different horse. I've heard it can be a pain getting the air out of the lines after changing the slave cylinder too

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Re: Engine Oil Leak

Postby spiralout » Sun May 22, 2016 4:48 pm

I have no firsthand experience pulling the clutch cover on a 1500 but it looked to me like it'd be a pain, if even possible with the motor in so I chose to leave it in place.
The clutch isn't too hard to bleed from empty. Easiest way I found was to bleed from the oil bolt on the slave until you get good fluid there, then from the bleeder valve until good fluid there, then crack the oil bolt on the master, that's where most of your trapped air will be. It's pretty damn messy, though. You'll need to drape something over the bike to catch drips when you bleed at the master.

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Re: Engine Oil Leak

Postby ct1500 » Sun May 22, 2016 4:51 pm

Huge oil leak leads me to believe the scavenging pump is non operational and is worth further investigation if there is a seal there in yours. What is the history of this machine and has it been apart previously.
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Re: Engine Oil Leak

Postby 1955joker » Sun May 22, 2016 5:46 pm

Okay thanks again. ct1500 the bike has never been apart except for maintenance timing belt at 60k spark plugs tires and such. About time for another timing belt almost 100k now

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Re: Engine Oil Leak

Postby FM-USA » Sun May 22, 2016 8:15 pm

Pix help, like your mirror.

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"OIL CHANGE?" _FM 07-2009
Know its new taste and be loyal, you'll know when to change that oil.
Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

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Re: Engine Oil Leak

Postby wing in atlanta » Mon May 23, 2016 9:02 am

The motor will have to come out to remove clutch cover.




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