Weep hole drip


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Sparky4017
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Weep hole drip

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On my 84 Aspencade I have a slow drip when the bike sits many 2 or 3 drips no water in the oil do I need a new pump or just the o-ring kit. If I do need the pump can I just buy the mechanical seal and replace it or should I get the complete pump Thanks Tim 8-)



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Re: Weep hole drip

Post by Aussie81Interstate »

What is it dripping - oil or coolant ?

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No oil that I can see just coolant

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Re: Weep hole drip

Post by rzaugg »

Just an opinion, but by the time you get done with it, and not knowing how much life is still in the bearings after running in even a small amount of coolant, that unless you can get new bearings, replace the whole pump.

Mind you, that is just my opinion.

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if its a continuous drip then probably should replace water pump, good chance its as old as the bike . if its just a couple drops from sitting all winter it most likely will work for while , they don't just stop working in a single ride but will just get worse with the leak . fellow members will tell you to buy a good quality pump assembly OEM if possible . it is giving you a warning that things need looking at. . i bought one about a year ago and just carry it with me . If your timing belts need replacing, this would be a good time to change pump also . extra care should be taken when changing pump as many guys seem to have leak issues after changing water pump. if you dont have a shop book this is the time to find a good one and read. good luck .geraldm.

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Re: Weep hole drip

Post by wiretician »

Just an FYI, if you go that far to remove the radiator, you might check your choke cable closely. If it seems rough at all, change it. The only way you will reach it is with the radiator out. Even if it is smooth operating, it wouldn't hurt to lube it while you can take the end loose and straighten it out. Hope that helps.
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This has set a while when I bought it maybe a year or two cleaned the carbs put a battery in it fresh fuel fired right off doesn't seem to leak when it's running only when you turn it off. Then it drips a couple of drops then stops don't know the service history it's had the motor out at one point in its life. I can see the wrench marks on the bolts don't know if was a clutch or stator or a cratered engine. Bike runs good I'll probably go and change the pump and timing belts just for peace of mind. 8-)







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