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Question oil leak from weep hole..

..Hey everyone..I'm new here and was wondering if someone might be able to give me some info on a 1991 I'm looking at to buy..The Owner says he had a shop install a Stator and later noticed an oil leak from a weep hole. He went back to the shop and informed them as to what was going on..they said they must've forgotten to put sealant around the clutch cable that I understand can allow oil to leak out around the cable. I'm wondering if he's handing me a line or if his story might hold water...He claims it's a simple fix with the proper sealant...I'd appreciate any info concerning this ..Many thanks in advance...
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Nope sounds like they have no idea what they are talking about.

Although if it does have a new stator I wouldnt let a small oil leak dissuade you from buying. Lots of leaks are simple to fix or not very expensive to diy.

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I got a one inch bolt and nut and ground down the bolt head just a tad to create a spark plug tub wrench. My oil stopped leaking when I cinched it down. Didn't have to replace to washer.

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I don't think that is the weep hole the OP was talking about.....maybe he can clarify exactly where the oil leak is for us.

He mentioned a clutch cable needing sealant??

I believe he may be talking about the oil seal on the shifter shaft (left side stator cover) If that is the case, you would need to remove the side cover to replace the seal. In order to remove the cover, you need to remove or TILT the engine. It is not a tremendousy hard job to do, but not for the beginner to tackle with no experience.


The only other weep hole I can think of is under the engine on the right side towards the front of the engine??....this would usually leak coolant or oil I believe, but I forget which seal would fail in that case. I do kow it is internal to the engine and is a bigger job to tackle.
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The only other weep hole I can think of is under the engine on the right side towards the front of the engine??....this would usually leak coolant or oil I believe, but I forget which seal would fail in that case. I do kow it is internal to the engine and is a bigger job to tackle.
That weep hole if from the spark plug well & is not a big deal to remove it & replace the o-rings in there. Did you look at the link I posted.

We do need clarification forknspoke.
Sh!t shop though if their suggesting adding sealant to the clutch cable. The cable is all external. The shifter could be leaking but as many times as I've had my stator cover off, I've never developed a leak there. But anythings possible.

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