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  • Oil Leak

    Guys. After some advice please. I have an oil leak, which one mechanic seems to think is coming from small pipes on the cylinder head? Possibly oil overflow pipes? I just wondered if anyone else has had a similar issue and was it easy to resolve, as in could a diy newbie fix it?
    I am not sure if this can be done in situ or if engine needs removing?
    Any advice would be very much appreciated.
    I have a 2002 GSX750F with 33k on the clock.

  • #2
    Ok thatís vaguely descriptive. Post a pic. First clean the engine, Coat it with baby powder or corn starch when run it, to find the exact area of the leak. Most oil leaks are either an O-ring or gasket, easily done at home.
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    • #3
      Thankyou for your prompt reply. I will have a look at it after xmas and try to get a decent picture.
      I did give the engine a clean a while ago to try to see where the leak was coming from. It did seem to becoming from what I am led to believe are the oil return pipes.
      Will post as soon as I have tried the recommendation.

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      • #4
        Where those pipes bolt to the top of the head, there are o-rings behind the flanges. You may be able to snug them with a allen wrench (hex wrench).
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        • #5
          Like k rider said..if snugging the bolts doesn't help i used regular orings from autozone and no leaks

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          • #6
            Thanks guys. Once xmas hols are over I will have a better look at it and see if I can see the bolts. Katanarider - would this require the tank to be removed for a better view??
            Or the exhaust as I believe the bolts on the exhaust are known for snapping?

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            • #7
              Yeah, take the tank off. Be careful to remove the vacuum hose from the rear of the petcock.
              My Katana-1100 17" wheel swap
              http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=136894

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              • #8
                Cheers Katanarider. I will keep you updated

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