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post #1 of 16 Old 04-07-2019, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Oil leak behind belt

Hi all. I was changing belt today and saw there was some wetness behind the drive clutch. Took off the plate off and saw evidence of oil leak. Can't tell if it's leaking from the chain timing window or the crank seal.

I think i will just replace them both, but I tried to remove the window and it won't budge. Any tricks to it?
How bad is the crank seal to replace?

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This is what it looked like. Any guesses which one is leaking?



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A little hard to tell but get it all cleaned up first...and check that oil line. They have O-rings that are known to fail. The book will tell you how to get that window out but I would blast it down reel well with carb cleaner and run some RTV red around the outside edge then wipe the excess off. Did that with my leaking cam plugs..worked just fine. The crank seal is pretty easy. A puller would be nice but whatever you do..do not scratch the case.

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A little hard to tell but get it all cleaned up first...and check that oil line. They have O-rings that are known to fail. The book will tell you how to get that window out but I would blast it down reel well with carb cleaner and run some RTV red around the outside edge then wipe the excess off. Did that with my leaking cam plugs..worked just fine. The crank seal is pretty easy. A puller would be nice but whatever you do..do not scratch the case.
The oil line is completely dry all around it. I am sure it's not leaking.
A search said thread bolt in window and pull straight out. Not on mine! I put vise grips on the bolt and pulled with all my weight and it didn't move at all. I think I might just do the rtv trick and call it good. But I think the crank seal is the real issue. I want to do it right.
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I think I might just do the rtv trick and call it good. I want to do it right.

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I think I might just do the rtv trick and call it good. I want to do it right.
You quoted me out of context. There was another sentence in there. I want to do the crank seal right without buggering up the case.
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