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Cam seal replacement
Written by bob_munden on 10/16/2010 at 01:52 pm

Turns out on close inspection that there is no oil leak. The oil was coming
from the air filter pan and there was about a cup in there from a not so
recent tip over. Don't ask - just suffice to say that oil and water on a gas
station lot after a rainstorm produce the slipperiest substance to be found
short of glare ice. Seems it seeps down and eventually makes it's way to
the bottom to drop off at about 1 drip every day or so.
Seth, as to a consultation - Tony Paco's would be a great spot. I've
often thought it would be a great destination for a RTE. Just love those
cabbage rolls!!
Thanks for the advise. Although I don't follow this list much I knew
there is always an informed answer waiting.
Bob Munden
Windsor, Ontario
PC and other bikes - Iron Butt rides/records
http://bobmunden.blogspot.com/2006/08/4-corners-of-canada-motorcycle-ride.html

Message Thread for message #97996

bob_munden
10/15/2010, 05:00 pm
Cam seal replacement
My 98 appears to have developed the dreaded Cam Seal oil leak. My mechanic says that it is a huge job to replace them on this engine. Aparently you have to pull the top cover off of the engine and it is very difficult and time consuming. I ad

    unlikelylogi...
    10/15/2010, 06:33 pm
    Cam seal replacement
    Bob, Mere Mortals have tackled both cam seal and stator replacement, sometimes under less than ideal circumstances like a motel parking lot. The two projects are quite unrelated. (Draining the oil is a prerequisite for both.) If you budge

      pc800dork
      10/15/2010, 07:40 pm
      Cam seal replacement
      You can install the cam seals without removing the head by levering them in to the holes. I did it. It wasn't pretty and it wasn't easy - foul words aplenty. But... it got done and it doesn't leak. Probably took me more time to do that then a

        tom43004
        10/16/2010, 12:12 am
        Cam seal replacement
        I did the cam seals a couple of years ago with nothing more than a toolbox and an exploded diagram from the service manual. It wasn't too bad. I've had ZERO oil leakage in two years since. Go ahead and do it. I can share (hundreds of) pic

    bob_munden
    10/16/2010, 01:52 pm
    Cam seal replacement
    Turns out on close inspection that there is no oil leak. The oil was coming from the air filter pan and there was about a cup in there from a not so recent tip over. Don't ask - just suffice to say that oil and water on a gas station lot afte