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Old 5th December 2006, 22:06   #1
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Hi Friends,

I have been noticing an oil spill on the floor for past 2 days where I park my bike. The spill is hardly noticeable, about 1-2 drops only. It seems to be leaking from the base of the bike.

Is it anything to worry about? I have seen bikes leaking gallons of oil and still running fine. Is this something to do with the age of the bike?

My bike is a March 2003 Kawasaki Bajaj Caliber 115, 53000 kms on the odo, everything stock, treated with TL&C every 2500kms.

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Old 6th December 2006, 04:52   #2
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Get the neutral switch checked in the next service. The most likely place from where the oil is leaking.
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Maybe an oil seal has blown. get it checked at mech's.
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I had faced the same issue with my bike. The place from where the engine oil is taken out from [ when its changed ] that has a rubber ring that prevents oil from leaking. Get the rubber changed ASAP. The bike cannot run without engine oil.
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It might be from the chain, check the oil drain nut and see if it is wet.
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im still facing that on my bike... i have checked several times the oil seed but actually its fine. what i notice that near my front rear sprocket cover is the grease and a lil oil leak .. i thihnk u must just wanna check that area.
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I have checked the oil drain nut and the front sprocket. These don't seem to be the issues.
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Like Yusha said, get your neutral switch /gear lever checked. One of your oils seals must have gone bust - could be due to physical force or due to chemical reaction...
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Oil seal leakage OR Gasket leakage OR simply put Chain oil (if so then heck your side stand for oil)
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Last week I changed my engine oil at a Shell petrol pump. Since then I found oil leaking from my Yamaha Enticer. I showed to a nearby mechanic. He said that petrol pump attender damaged the switch because they try to close it with more than required forced. Now he has open the engine , take it to a sheet metal shop n repair it. Approx cost is 4000 INR.

He says it is a common problem if we get the oil changed at petrol pumps..

Anyone face similar problem ?
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petrol pump attender damaged the switch because they try to close it with more than required forced.
It is not ‘switch’ but called ‘drain plug’ (a threaded bolt).

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Anyone face similar problem ?
Yes, it is a common (not so common) problem but what your mechanic did is a robbery.
In every automobile market there is/ are a small turner shop where they do crank alignment, fork straightening etc. These turners have a small threading tool and make new threads of bigger dia on drain hole and put a larger size drain pug.


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Approx cost is 4000 INR.
It is hardly 100/200 Rs job.
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Thanks for the info... I will visit another mechanic
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Old 16th April 2017, 09:04   #13
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I woukd suggest you the following:

1. Clean the vehicle thoroughly especially under the gearbox area.

2. Ride it out, around 4 to 5kms and check once for any visible oil leaks.

3. If you don't find any leaks, park the vehicle and let it stay.

4. If you find the oil stains on the floor, check from the area from where it drips and trace the leak from that point backwards. It may so happen the leak is from a different area and you see the spill in another area. You will see the traces of oil seep in this case.

5.Fix it and don't forget to check again.
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