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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-07-2007, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Leak - Meet My Shop Vac

Since shortly after my last oil change (Rotella synthetic 5W-40) I have had oil leaking from under the bevel gear housing. Okay, the new oil loosened up the sealer from my last stator change - that's not unusual. But wait! It's really oil seeping down the stator leads from the grommet on the generator cover! Oh Crap! Am I looking at another engine pull??

Okay, so here's what I did:
  1. Clean the leads and the exterior of the grommet with acetone
  2. Remove the oil filler cap from the engine
  3. Connect my shop vacuum to the oil spout using a reducer from my router table
  4. Turn the vacuum ON
  5. Apply thin rubberized sealer to the grommet and stator leads with a Q-tip
  6. Let the vacuum pull the sealer into the joint for five minutes
  7. Turn the vacuum OFF
I let the sealer cure for two days and, viola!, no more oil leak. What a lucky break.

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-LeatherLyke Touring Bags
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-Headlight Modulator
-Brakelight Flasher
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-Heads-Up Voltage Monitor
-Replaced Stator (9,000 and 16,000 mi.)
-Oil-cooled Stator Mod (photos)
-Replaced and Relocated R/R
-Greased rear splines
-Fused Stator (photos)
-Metzeler ME880 Marathon 170/80-15 (Rear), 110/90-19 (Front)
-TOC MCCTs installed
-Headlight Relays
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THanks for the heads up! Did you use an rtv sealant?

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THanks for the heads up! Did you use an rtv sealant?
I used a product that I found at the local Ace Hardware called PlioBond. From a Web site:

Typically used as a sealer, primer, water repellant, or coater in assembling electric appliances and equipment, doping electric motor armature coils, anchoring non-skid material to floors, waterproofing awnings, protecting above water surfaces on watercra

There's probably something better for this job, but this stuff was runny enough to wick up into the joint, where I believe RTV would have been too thick.
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'03 Vulcan 750 (90k miles)
-Corbin Seat
-V-Force Windshield
-LeatherLyke Touring Bags
-Chrome Luggage Rack
-Headlight Modulator
-Brakelight Flasher
-MF Battery
-Heads-Up Voltage Monitor
-Replaced Stator (9,000 and 16,000 mi.)
-Oil-cooled Stator Mod (photos)
-Replaced and Relocated R/R
-Greased rear splines
-Fused Stator (photos)
-Metzeler ME880 Marathon 170/80-15 (Rear), 110/90-19 (Front)
-TOC MCCTs installed
-Headlight Relays
SOLD - 2013

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Awesome tip!! Keeping that in mind. Kudos!
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Another "over the top" solution to a bottom end problem!

Do keep the rest of us posted on how well your newest stator and r/r hold out!!!....
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That is a great Idea, good work

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nice!

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Thanks for sharing that tip


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