2000 ASP leaking from rear of engine


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2000 ASP leaking from rear of engine

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I have a 2000 Goldwing and I have noticed when the bike has cooled the next day after a ride, small drips came from the rear of the engine, the drips about the size of a quarter ... the bike is on the center stand when its parked, I'm asking the forum what it might be or where to look before diving into it



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Re: 2000 ASP leaking from rear of engine

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Where the leak emerges is seldom where the leak is actually coming from. Whenever I get this kind of thing, I will hose down the oily area with brake cleaner to clean all the oil off, then dust it with talcum powder or flour. Wherever the oil is traveling from will become visible very quickly.

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Re: 2000 ASP leaking from rear of engine

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The clutch slave cylinder is most likely leaking and needing a rebuild kit.
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Re: 2000 ASP leaking from rear of engine

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Shifter shaft seal is a possibility. More towards the left side and rear of engine. Visible with the left carb side cover removed.

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Re: 2000 ASP leaking from rear of engine

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Crusty1 wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:03 am
Shifter shaft seal is a possibility. More towards the left side and rear of engine. Visible with the left carb side cover removed.
the leak is coming from the dead center of the rear of the engine unit
Thanks for your reply

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Re: 2000 ASP leaking from rear of engine

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newday777 wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:27 am
The clutch slave cylinder is most likely leaking and needing a rebuild kit.
will look at this as a possible cause....but Im pretty sure it's coolant... but will look for sure... thanks for your reply

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Re: 2000 ASP leaking from rear of engine

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WingAdmin wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Where the leak emerges is seldom where the leak is actually coming from. Whenever I get this kind of thing, I will hose down the oily area with brake cleaner to clean all the oil off, then dust it with talcum powder or flour. Wherever the oil is traveling from will become visible very quickly.
solid advice... will do whatever I can to get to the top of the rear of the engine unit to clean then dust ... I'm hoping that it's a simple fix (fingers crossed)

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Re: 2000 ASP leaking from rear of engine

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in2it wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:50 pm
newday777 wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:27 am
The clutch slave cylinder is most likely leaking and needing a rebuild kit.
will look at this as a possible cause....but Im pretty sure it's coolant... but will look for sure... thanks for your reply
I bought a endscope to see up in there due to me not able to get my fat head under the wing on the center stand ... and newday you’re 100% right ... it was/is the slave clutch... be a good winter project ... hopefully I can find a “How To” and parts to get things moving
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Re: 2000 ASP leaking from rear of engine

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Definitely the slave. Hydraulic fluid destroys paint (and plastic), so that's what happened to the paint on the back of your engine.

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Re: 2000 ASP leaking from rear of engine

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Yes sir I agree... thank goodness it will be a winter project... have to find parts and look at DIY’s



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