Oil Drip from Stator Plug

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Butch, May 30, 2008.

  1. Butch

    Butch Active Member

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    I have a '99 Ultra-glide and I'm noticing a slight (for now) drip of oil coming from the stator plug, at the case. Nothing big, a drop makes it to the garage floor every couple of days. The front of the case at the plug is oil wet but not anything major. Oil levels are normal and at this point it's more a nuisance than a big deal.

    Anyway, to me this seems a little odd to be considered normal age, is there a seal near or behind the stator I'll need to replace? I have the HD manual and can't see anything in there about a seal either at the stator or overhauling the lower end sections. Any enlightenment could help thanks.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Butch

    I had an evo with the same problem and what I found is a small "O" ring that was rather thin that can be stretched a just a bit to fit over the plug and then tuck it in between the plug and the case solved it for me. I used an ice cream stick so I didn't damage the "O" ring to tuck it in. Sure beats taking it apart.
     
  3. Butch

    Butch Active Member

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    Do'h! What a great idea!

    It would be easier to slip an o-ring over the plug than rip the whole primary apart. And, it'll be a more permant fix than my thought of using high temp rtv to seal the plug.

    Thanks glider, you rock!
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Thanks...

    It worked real good when I did it, just find a thin ring and coax it in there nice and easy.
     
  5. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    All that & you get to eat popsicles to boot! That's my kind of fix. :D
     
  6. Apyle

    Apyle Junior Member

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    Will that work on the older evos as well??
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    No reason it shouldn't. All it does is to seal the plug up to the case.
     
  8. Vibratinharley

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    Yep, What Glider said. The O ring is a great idea!

    Now before I used this forum I had the same problem with my 90 evo engine and the plug seemed loose in the housing so I used the Gray High Performance Sealer from Harley as it was closest color to case and I forced it down between connector and case and wiped off excess and it worked for two years until I replaced stator.
     
  9. lowriderk

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    That o-ring idea is such a great idea, i have a 93 lowrider with the problem, it worked great, what an easy fix,
     
  10. 89 FXRS

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    Is it normal for the wire comming from the stator that goes to the regulator have oil in it??? A friend of mine unpluged the two and had oil come out of the plug and it appears to by comming from the stator side.