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Oil Leak question
Hey guys, so I have a slow oil leak, tiny puddle under front of engine sometimes after riding hard.
My question is two part. see the attached photo. I think that I may be leaking oil from around the base of the filter because I never liked the way it looks, seems to narrow to me. I plan on using a purolator filter for my next oil change.
If it is not leaking from there it could only be leaking from the black cylinder below the filter, just barely visible on the bottom of the first picture, because that seems to be covered in oil. But my best research has gotten me to believe that part is the starter. After looking at it again I am sure it is the starter. Does the starter contain oil? I don't think it does, but I do not know for sure.
Finally if you look at the second picture, you can see that the housing is cracked where one of the bolts attaches the end cap on the body of the starter (is that worded properly?) Could that be a problem that I need to fix? If so chould I just replace the whole starter, or can I just get that end piece (it doesn't seem to have its own part number so I think I would have to replace the whole thing)
Anyway, I hope someone can shed some light on this for me. Thanks