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'16 K9 oil leak

Discussion in 'Motor' started by Sleekride, Nov 19, 2016.

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    So, I decided to look for the oil after cleaning the undercarriage and guess what I run into? A pipe fitting leak right at the bottom of the frame underneath the bel drive housing. The are two connections: 1-Elbow and 1-straight connection. As there was no oil on the ground this AM I'd figure it leaks while riding or under pressure. I believe the leak is from the straight connection based on the oil pooling on top of the Elbow. That would make the most sense as when riding the oil would seep out and back towards the Elbow connect, therefore rolling onto the lower frame.


    Thank you all for your guidance and info. I genuinely appreciate it. Also thanks for the info on the repair shop in CT. That sure makes it easier to get to should the need arise.

     
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    The fitting that is seated in the block will have a paste/sealant on the threads so i doubt it is that one, most likely the union fitting, you may have to sacrifice a ring spanner or go buy a cheapie then cut a piece out of the ring end to fit over the hose, undo completely clean threads both male and female with contact cleaner. If this fitting has an 'o' ring do a visual without removing pipe, smear a small amount of petroleum jelly on thread and do up.
    As it is a new motorsickle it would tape up the are prior to wrenching to save the paint.
     
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    Good call Jeff. Never heard of the petroleum jelly bit, but thank you. That particular hose line fitting seems awfully similar to a standard brake line and/or home sink water line. Being a pressurized line, would it be prudent to wrap the male end with plumbers white/thread seal tape?
     
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    I would recommend yellow pipe thread tape it's oil resistant it's what I use on my pitbull drain plug and the only thing that works
     
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    Jay the petroleum jelly is so you (or your mechanic)can undo it again also help to seat the fitting.
    Sure you can use a sealant, but these fittings are designed to self seal for a reason.
    I suspect the fitting has not been tightened or there is a piece of crap preventing it from seating properly.
     
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    Got it gents. I will report back upon completion.
     
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    OK Jay i have just arrived home after 7 days away at work, how is the leak?
     
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    Hope you had a good trip, Jeff. Leak is still there as I've been a little busy. Upon further inspection it appears to be the return line from the oil filter housing to the oil tank. I should be able to get to it later this week.

    Jay
     
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