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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:33 pm 
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Hey guys,

So my oil leak looks very similar to the one currently on the top of the forum but not quite exact. Before I take it to the dealer I wanted to see if anyone could help me out. I think it's a simple fix but I'm not very handy with motorcycles. I did the oil change myself probably three months ago but now the oil is leaking. Hoping someone can help me out, thank you!


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 1:35 am 
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It's leaking from the sump plug. Get a new copper or aluminium crush gasket and fit between the bolt and the crankcase. See if you can get your hands on a torque wrench for tightening the bolt.

This should sort it. Good luck.

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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 2:39 am 
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Or just tighten up this one as obviously hasn't been tightened up properly.


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:28 am 
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And check oil level on dipstick.
Easy does it on drain plug tightening....use a new washer ( buy a matching bunch of them at your hardware store)
..and just snug the drain plug to seal it. Over do it & it will cost you
$$.
Expensive torque wrench is a good idea. Cheap ones are dangerous to a scooter and wallets when working smaller fasteners in alloy engines.
Ride it one time and check for leak...see a drop? snug it a bit more.
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:24 am 
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DO NOT USE A TORQUE WRENCH on these drain bolts people. Too many people on YT strip the threads by not noting the difference between foot pounds and inch pounds. If you've already striped the threads it's not a big deal to fix it. We should use very little effort with standard wrench feeling your way to gently tighten. It's like just a quarter/half turn beyond hand tight. Does not take much to retain the oil and save yourself some frustration by over tightening.

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Yes, start there.
Size drain bolt seal washer (also called: crush washer) is 12mm (aluminum). Soft material for the bolt to seat itself snuggly (crush) into.Results, no leaks.
Do Not overtighten as member's fish & homie mentioned. I do Not use a torque wrench for oil changes. I set the bolt in till it seats then give it "just a bit more" of a turn (quarter more, I'd say). Never leaks.

Out of curiosity, do you know how many miles are on the existing (perhaps original) seal washer?

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DO NOT USE A TORQUE WRENCH on these drain bolts people. Too many people on YT strip the threads by not noting the difference between foot pounds and inch pounds. If you've already striped the threads it's not a big deal to fix it. We should use very little effort with standard wrench feeling your way to gently tighten. It's like just a quarter/half turn beyond hand tight. Does not take much to retain the oil and save yourself some frustration by over tightening.



Are people really that stoopid? If you think you are then use NMs.

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you you wrote:
Are people really that stoopid? If you think you are then use NMs.
:lol: Can't say I haven't almost done it a couple times. NM torque values would make it easier for sure. I never thought to order one of your torque wrenches for the PCX until now ;) perhaps I should.

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wibblet, please keep us updated...we want that leak to STOP too. Fixed?
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