Oil Leak..Help.

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by mammad78, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. mammad78

    mammad78 Member

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    hi,
    i'm not sure if this is the right place for this topic but..

    i noticed this leak and tried to figure it out but reached a dead end and hope you guys can help me out in it.
    this is Ultima 127ci, i found out its leaking somewhere behind the Sprocket, could it be the oil seal!
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    and is it normal the bush i'm holding is free going front and back or it should be tight?
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    thank you
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Yep, that looks like a Chicago Rawhide Seal, they are typically Green in color, that should seal the crank case, the spacer will be the crank shaft extension spacer if memory serves me
     
  3. mammad78

    mammad78 Member

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    thanks for the reply Jack,
    so is it normal that the crank shaft extension spacer is moving front and back freely?

    and how to remove this seal?!
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    The spacer will be OK after the extension shaft and comp are bolted on, The seal can be popped out with a seal puller or screw driver, it should be pressed in but if you are carefull you can tap it back in with a piece of pipe or a big socket. I like to pre lube them, I pack the inner lip with vaseline or Lubriplate
     
  5. mammad78

    mammad78 Member

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    is it possible to leak from the 4 bolts that holds the stator?
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I have not seen this tho if you have a poor casting it is possible, you can use some thread sealer here:s
     
  7. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    On a seal like that i tend to drill a wee hole half way between the outer and inner edges of the seal and screw a self tapping screw into the hole and then pull on the screw

    Brian