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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Question wires by oil fill?

so i was changin my oil tonight and noticed a problem:

the stator/coil wires that come out of the engine by the oil fill are... messed up. previous owner put an off white silicone style product on the wires where they go into the engine. i now realize why... the protective coating that goes over the wires is cut. is this a major issue or should i just put some high temp silicone back on it to seal it up?

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If you want the easy fix, then yes. It depends how far you want to go with it. I would try to tape them up if possible 1st, then maybe some silicone to hold it in place. Other than taking the cover off that's probably the quickest fix.

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You can use some gasket maker for that too. I used 'right stuff' on mine and it worked a treat.

This was the first time I've ever been able to stop a leak externally. I did clean the area two times with carb cleaner several hours apart prior, just to make sure the gasket maker would seal properly.

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I've had this issue myself. Despite using a sealant on the gasket where the wire come out I found my pick-up coil gasket was allowing the oil to se3ap out of the wire holes in the gasket. A little external sealant was used as I didn't really feel like tearing it apart again. Obviously it's not a permanent fix but if it starts to leak again, just clean it & reseal it & fix it if you ever need to get in there. Pray you don't, that usually means your replacing a stator & balance dampers.
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