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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-28-2019, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Oil leak

It appears that I have oil coming from this plug on the side of the front cylinder. I’m not 100% sure that the oil is leaking from here since there is also oil on the front side of the head. Is there any known spots that oil would be leaking from? I’m going to be spraying it down with some brake clean and wiping it off and trying to pinpoint exactly where it’s coming from I just wanted to see if anyone knew of any spots that were prone to leaks.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 08:07 PM
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That’s a camshaft seal with an o-ring... certainly possible it could leak. If you have oil elsewhere you really need to chase down the source, so cleaning things up is a great idea. Off memory (been staring at my heads for a week).... that plug, the coolant lines, and the valve cover gasket would be the leaky points.

But oils and gas love to travel... so clean it up to be sure. And be careful with that cleaner around rubber (depending on which you use)
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Oh... another random thought. Have you checked your air cleaner housing and that little “catch-all” container dangling in the bottom front to see if anything is leaking there?
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