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Old 02-04-2009, 08:26 AM   #21
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Is it just chain lube? I figured you would have eliminated that possibility first?
I don't think so. It looks like motor oil to me.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:31 AM   #22
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I don't think so. It looks like motor oil to me.
Did you check if it was vaseline? K-Y?
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:40 AM   #23
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Did you check if it was vaseline? K-Y?
Astrolube. Jeez, you are a hick.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:45 PM   #24
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I don't think so. It looks like motor oil to me.
As far as I know the cases must be split. The Suzuki manual doesnt even give the picture diagram which would show the lip on the seal and if you had to split em. Then I checked the flat rate manual and it didnt specify a time for this job.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:48 PM   #25
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As far as I know the cases must be split. The Suzuki manual doesnt even give the picture diagram which would show the lip on the seal and if you had to split em. Then I checked the flat rate manual and it didnt specify a time for this job.
I think you're right, it's what the guy said on stromtrooper.com about his experience. Tearing apart a nice factory-built engine to fix a really minor oil leak doesn't seem worth it to me. And I sort of miss the days of "marking my spot" like I used to with the Shovelhead. There was this guy Lyle who worked at the boatyard where I lived on my sailboat. He'd just re-done his house and had everybody over for Thanksgiving. I parked the Low Rider in his driveway and it left a big old nasty oil turd that soaked into his brand new unsealed pavers. He was furious...for months every time I saw him coming I went the other way.
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I think you're right, it's what the guy said on stromtrooper.com about his experience. Tearing apart a nice factory-built engine to fix a really minor oil leak doesn't seem worth it to me. And I sort of miss the days of "marking my spot" like I used to with the Shovelhead. There was this guy Lyle who worked at the boatyard where I lived on my sailboat. He'd just re-done his house and had everybody over for Thanksgiving. I parked the Low Rider in his driveway and it left a big old nasty oil turd that soaked into his brand new unsealed pavers. He was furious...for months every time I saw him coming I went the other way.
Knowing me, being so anal about repairs and mantenance, I'd probly end up fixing it, but thats just me. If you do expect it to be a 10hr job. Good Luck!
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:53 AM   #27
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Knowing me, being so anal about repairs and mantenance, I'd probly end up fixing it, but thats just me. If you do expect it to be a 10hr job. Good Luck!
Don't forget the formula:

10 Hours Actual Work X Dealership X Warranty Job = 6-8 Weeks
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10 Hours Actual Work X Dealership X Warranty Job = 6-8 Weeks
HA! Man youve had some bad experiences at dealers havent you?
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HA! Man youve had some bad experiences at dealers havent you?
Let's start a thread on bad dealership repair experiences...

Like the time they left my perfect Concours out in the rain for weeks awaiting parts. When I got it back it took months of polishing, paint, and lubricating to get it back.
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I think you're right, it's what the guy said on stromtrooper.com about his experience. Tearing apart a nice factory-built engine to fix a really minor oil leak doesn't seem worth it to me. And I sort of miss the days of "marking my spot" like I used to with the Shovelhead. There was this guy Lyle who worked at the boatyard where I lived on my sailboat. He'd just re-done his house and had everybody over for Thanksgiving. I parked the Low Rider in his driveway and it left a big old nasty oil turd that soaked into his brand new unsealed pavers. He was furious...for months every time I saw him coming I went the other way.
Don't be surprised if there's recall. It's unlikely that a too tight chain is going to warp the seal on a properly sealed engine. To do that you would have to be warping the transmission drive side bearing with would usually mean a lunched tranny. Doesn't sound likely. More like an inferior seal was used.
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