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#@!#$# oil leaks!
Written by c172myp51 on 5/22/2011 at 03:57 pm

What Phil said. I spoke with a guy at the Honda Parts dept. that I use, he said
it'd be fine to reseal the new rubber boot (s) with hi-temp silicon. I have
purchased the left one (the one with the little tube coming out) but so far
can't find the right one. I'm thinking I might check the fit while I'm in
there, and if it works, just buy another left one, nip off the little tube, seal
IT with silicon too, and be done with it. My boot was badly cracked. Das Boot.

-Scott

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Phil" <phillip.g.boyd@...> wrote:
>
> Be careful with that air cleaner housing - the right tube is now a
discontinued part.
>
> Phil
> Northern VA
> 1994 PC800 - Obsession
>
> --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "douglasvanb" <douglas.vanbossuyt@> wrote:
> >
> > This afternoon I took off the plastics (takes me 15 minutes to take off
almost everything) to search for oil leaks. It appears I have two and I *hope*
I have found both sources.
> >
> > The first and worse one was coming from the general area of the water
pump/oil filter/shift lever. It appears that the oil filter was loose. I
tightened it up almost a full turn. *HOPEFULLY* problem solved.
> >
> > The second leak I discovered coming down from the heads. "UHOH!" I thought,
"This could be BAD!" It turns out that the air filter housing was leaking oil.
The tube that takes collected oil that is deposited into the air filter housing
from the breather hose is not cast as one piece with the air filter housing.
Instead, the boots that connect the air filter housing to the carbs are actually
cast separately and placed into the air filter housing. They are then glued in
place. That glue is going bad on my filter housing. That leak isn't bad enough
to be a huge issue. When I replace the air filter housing in the next month as
part of my fuel injection project, I will make sure the new housing is resealed.
Anyone else with leaks on your heads might check the underside of the air filter
housing.
> >
> > After I get new tires on (not safe to ride till I do... hopefully that will
happen Tuesday or Thursday), I will take the bike out for a ride and see if it's
still leaking any oil.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Douglas
> >
> > PS: It took me all of 20 minutes to reassemble. I love how easy it is to
tear into the bike!
> >
> > PPS: I have some ideas for installing a dual exhaust like is happening on
the VT1100 conversion project. Guess I'll be eating Top Ramen for another few
months...
> >
> > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "douglasvanb" <douglas.vanbossuyt@> wrote:
> > >
> > > The weather must be getting ready to finally turn from "winter" to
"less-winter" in Oregon. I've been monitoring a small oil leak on my '89 PC for
the last month or two. It was holding steady at a drop or two after every ride
but now it seems to be picking up the pace. Last year I replaced just about
every oil seal on the bike before I found last year's oil leak (it was the
shifter rod seal). Hopefully this weekend I'll have time to take the tupperwear
off and start looking for the source of the leak.
> > >
> > > Any bets on where it might be this year?
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Douglas
> > >
> >
>

Message Thread for message #103636

douglasvanb
5/10/2011, 04:46 pm
#@!#$# oil leaks!
The weather must be getting ready to finally turn from "winter" to "less-winter" in Oregon. I've been monitoring a small oil leak on my '89 PC for the last month or two. It was holding steady at a drop or two after every ride

    desert_ratt_...
    5/10/2011, 09:57 pm
    #@!#$# oil leaks!
    How many miles and what year? My '89 was leaking from the top gaskets. That, of course, means oil down the entire cylinder walls so if there are other leaks, they are nearly impossible to find. I had a friend help me just tear down the en

      douglasvanb
      5/10/2011, 10:40 pm
      #@!#$# oil leaks!
      It's a 1989 with something like 55k miles on the odometer. Unless something catastrophic happened since the last time I had all the plastics off, it shouldn't be leaking from the top gasket. Last year the sift seal leaked and made it look lik

      gibinmich
      5/11/2011, 01:01 am
      #@!#$# oil leaks!
      I would bet money that most if not all stone stock PCs have a oil leak of some kind, with the exception of Lelands. (: --- In

        jim.strtr
        5/11/2011, 05:17 am
        #@!#$# oil leaks!
        Mine's leaking at 57,000 miles, but not a lot, so for now there's more important things to deal with. J.S... --- In

    douglasvanb
    5/22/2011, 01:45 am
    #@!#$# oil leaks!
    This afternoon I took off the plastics (takes me 15 minutes to take off almost everything) to search for oil leaks. It appears I have two and I *hope* I have found both sources. The first and worse one was coming from the general area of

      pgboyd
      5/22/2011, 11:28 am
      #@!#$# oil leaks!
      Be careful with that air cleaner housing - the right tube is now a discontinued part. Phil Northern VA 1994 PC800 - Obsession --- In

        c172myp51
        5/22/2011, 03:57 pm
        #@!#$# oil leaks!
        What Phil said. I spoke with a guy at the Honda Parts dept. that I use, he said it'd be fine to reseal the new rubber boot (s) with hi-temp silicon. I have purchased the left one (the one with the little tube coming out) but so far can't find

          douglasvanb
          5/22/2011, 04:03 pm
          #@!#$# oil leaks!
          Scott, High temp silicone sealant, eh? I'll have to put that on the list for the next run to the auto parts store. What did you do to get all the oil off so you could get a good seal? Is carb cleaner okay to use with that type of plastic?

        douglasvanb
        5/22/2011, 03:58 pm
        #@!#$# oil leaks!
        Any thoughts on what sort of sealant I should use on that plastic? Cheers, Douglas --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com