Coolant leak from weep hole


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Gabgab753
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Coolant leak from weep hole

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This winter i put a brand new water pump and o-rimg/gasket. But now i see a smal drop on the case coming from the weep hole. The bike didnt do 1km only run on idle and he leak. Do the cold can cause that or i need to change my oring again? Does the colant can be in cause. I dont think its a silicate and etc free...
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Overdog
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Re: Coolant leak from weep hole

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There's a good chance that you pinched the o-ring...I don't think the type of coolant would have an effect after such a short time.

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Re: Coolant leak from weep hole

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I had this happen when I changed the water pump on my 1100. It is REALLY easy to roll one of the O-rings when you insert the pump, and if you do, this is the result. I had to take mine apart again, pull the water pump and re-insert it.

The second time, when I inserted it, I coated the O-rings with a water-based "personal lubricant" that is super slippery and works really well to slide O-rings into place like this. It doesn't damage the O-ring or aluminum, and it only takes a drop or two to lubricate the whole O-ring (I also wiped some on the inside of the cavity accepting the pump as well). It slid right in, no rolling of the O-ring, and sealed up perfectly.

This is the lubricant I used, I'm sure others would work well too:

https://www.amazon.com/Astroglide-Water ... 723&sr=8-1

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Re: Coolant leak from weep hole

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Oh my WingAdmin, I think you just opened the floodgates for comments on this (Personal lubricant!!)!! :oops: :lol:

Gary

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Re: Coolant leak from weep hole

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:o

:D

:lol:

too funny....
Common sense is NOT so common....

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Re: Coolant leak from weep hole

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Yea that stuff definitely helps with "O-ring" problems too!

Ride safe
Scooter 🏍



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