How to fix an oil leak on 82 Honda Ascot?

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Guest, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    This is obviously an old bike and I have had this leak since I bought
    the bike last December. The oil leak starts only when the engine is
    really hot and it is *tiny* and is seen where the pulse generator
    output cable is on the left crankcase cover. I figured this was due to
    an old gasket, so I replaced it with an original Honda gasket. I also
    used a torque wrench to tighten the bolts nicely if it means anything
    at all. Anyway, the leak has not gone away. Mind you it is tiny, but I
    would like to get rid of it if at all possible.

    But how?

    P.S. I applied a tiny layer of grease on the gasket before installing
    it so it makes nice contact. And, the factory gasket came with a nice
    dab of sealant all around it. I have researched high and low but come
    up empty with new ideas.
    Guest, Apr 18, 2006
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    FB Guest

    Degrease the area and the gasket with a little brake cleaner or
    gasoline or carburetor cleaner or whatever is handy and apply some
    silicone rubber sealant like the blue Permatex stuff.
    FB, Apr 18, 2006
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    slguy Guest

    I will try this out and thanks!
    slguy, Apr 18, 2006
  4. one of the most frustrating oil leaks i encountered was due to aluminum
    R. Pierce Butler, Apr 19, 2006
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