XT600e oil leak
I have oil leakage problems on my 2000 model XT600e and I hope somebody can help to find the source and suggest a way to fix them. I can share the following information:
The air temperature is high 30's and while riding the bike, the oil sits between 120 & 130 degrees. At 135 degrees I stop riding and let the bike cool down. I tested the temperature gauge in boiling water at boiling point and beyond, the gauge reads 100 degrees. I'm not sure if the high oil temperate has anything to do with the oil leaks.
Oil flows out at a steady rate when the bolt at the top of the oil filter housing is removed and the bike is running, so I believe the oil pressure is good.
The oil is filled as discussed in the forum here: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...il-level-26197
. At 40 degrees the oil level sits at the ‘empty’ mark. At 60 degrees it sits between ‘empty’ and ‘full’. At 80 degrees the oil level reads ‘full’. A very small amount of oil is pushed to the air box and there is no oil in the plastic resivour tube at the back of the airbox.
When I put the bike on the side-stand after riding, oil drips from the bike. The oil covers everything on the 'intake' side of the motor from top to bottom (carb, starter motor, coil, etc.) So I believe the source of the problem could be somewhere at the top. I attach some photos with this.
I cannot see any oil leaking from the frame / tank running over the top of the motor so believe the oil must be pushed out by the motor.
I replaced the O-ring in the tappet cover and put liquid gasket around the outside. I've also put liquid gasket on the seam where the two sections of cylinder head meet.
Can anybody help please?